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Add 3/42 and 6/8

3/42 + 6/8 is 23/28.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 8 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 4 = 168,
    3/42 = 3 × 4/42 × 4 = 12/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 21 = 168,
    6/8 = 6 × 21/8 × 21 = 126/168
  4. Add the two fractions:
    12/168 + 126/168 = 12 + 126/168 = 138/168
  5. 138/168 simplified gives 23/28
  6. So, 3/42 + 6/8 = 23/28

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