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Add 24/8 and 5/42

1st number: 3 0/8, 2nd number: 5/42

24/8 + 5/42 is 131/42.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 42 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 21 = 168,
    24/8 = 24 × 21/8 × 21 = 504/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 4 = 168,
    5/42 = 5 × 4/42 × 4 = 20/168
  4. Add the two fractions:
    504/168 + 20/168 = 504 + 20/168 = 524/168
  5. 524/168 simplified gives 131/42
  6. So, 24/8 + 5/42 = 131/42
    In mixed form: 35/42

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