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Add 24/9 and 42/12

1st number: 2 6/9, 2nd number: 3 6/12

24/9 + 42/12 is 37/6.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 12 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 4 = 36,
    24/9 = 24 × 4/9 × 4 = 96/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 3 = 36,
    42/12 = 42 × 3/12 × 3 = 126/36
  4. Add the two fractions:
    96/36 + 126/36 = 96 + 126/36 = 222/36
  5. 222/36 simplified gives 37/6
  6. So, 24/9 + 42/12 = 37/6
    In mixed form: 61/6

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