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Add 3/42 and 5/36

3/42 + 5/36 is 53/252.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 36 is 252
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 6 = 252,
    3/42 = 3 × 6/42 × 6 = 18/252
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 7 = 252,
    5/36 = 5 × 7/36 × 7 = 35/252
  4. Add the two fractions:
    18/252 + 35/252 = 18 + 35/252 = 53/252

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