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Add 3/14 and 3/42

3/14 + 3/42 is 2/7.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 42 is 42
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 3 = 42,
    3/14 = 3 × 3/14 × 3 = 9/42
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 1 = 42,
    3/42 = 3 × 1/42 × 1 = 3/42
  4. Add the two fractions:
    9/42 + 3/42 = 9 + 3/42 = 12/42
  5. 12/42 simplified gives 2/7
  6. So, 3/14 + 3/42 = 2/7

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