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Add 3/42 and 25/18

1st number: 3/42, 2nd number: 1 7/18

3/42 + 25/18 is 92/63.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 18 is 126
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 3 = 126,
    3/42 = 3 × 3/42 × 3 = 9/126
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 7 = 126,
    25/18 = 25 × 7/18 × 7 = 175/126
  4. Add the two fractions:
    9/126 + 175/126 = 9 + 175/126 = 184/126
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 92/63
  6. In mixed form: 129/63

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