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Add 24/42 and 28/24

1st number: 24/42, 2nd number: 1 4/24

24/42 + 28/24 is 73/42.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 24 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 4 = 168,
    24/42 = 24 × 4/42 × 4 = 96/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 7 = 168,
    28/24 = 28 × 7/24 × 7 = 196/168
  4. Add the two fractions:
    96/168 + 196/168 = 96 + 196/168 = 292/168
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 73/42
  6. In mixed form: 131/42

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