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Add 3/5 and 6/42

3/5 + 6/42 is 26/35.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 42 is 210
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 42 = 210,
    3/5 = 3 × 42/5 × 42 = 126/210
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 5 = 210,
    6/42 = 6 × 5/42 × 5 = 30/210
  4. Add the two fractions:
    126/210 + 30/210 = 126 + 30/210 = 156/210
  5. 156/210 simplified gives 26/35
  6. So, 3/5 + 6/42 = 26/35

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