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Add 24/45 and 16/42

24/45 + 16/42 is 32/35.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 45 and 42 is 630
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 45 × 14 = 630,
    24/45 = 24 × 14/45 × 14 = 336/630
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 15 = 630,
    16/42 = 16 × 15/42 × 15 = 240/630
  4. Add the two fractions:
    336/630 + 240/630 = 336 + 240/630 = 576/630
  5. 576/630 simplified gives 32/35
  6. So, 24/45 + 16/42 = 32/35

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