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Add 3/2 and 15/42

1st number: 1 1/2, 2nd number: 15/42

3/2 + 15/42 is 13/7.

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,
    3/2 = 3 × 21/2 × 21 = 63/42
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 1 = 42,
    15/42 = 15 × 1/42 × 1 = 15/42
  4. Add the two fractions:
    63/42 + 15/42 = 63 + 15/42 = 78/42
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 13/7
  6. In mixed form: 16/7

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