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Add 25/2 and 1/42

1st number: 12 1/2, 2nd number: 1/42

25/2 + 1/42 is 263/21.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 42 is 42
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 21 = 42,
    25/2 = 25 × 21/2 × 21 = 525/42
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 1 = 42,
    1/42 = 1 × 1/42 × 1 = 1/42
  4. Add the two fractions:
    525/42 + 1/42 = 525 + 1/42 = 526/42
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 263/21
  6. In mixed form: 1211/21

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