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Add 28/5 and 36/42

1st number: 5 3/5, 2nd number: 36/42

28/5 + 36/42 is 226/35.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 42 is 210
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 42 = 210,
    28/5 = 28 × 42/5 × 42 = 1176/210
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 5 = 210,
    36/42 = 36 × 5/42 × 5 = 180/210
  4. Add the two fractions:
    1176/210 + 180/210 = 1176 + 180/210 = 1356/210
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 226/35
  6. In mixed form: 616/35

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