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Add 3/6 and 42/8

1st number: 3/6, 2nd number: 5 2/8

3/6 + 42/8 is 23/4.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 8 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 4 = 24,
    3/6 = 3 × 4/6 × 4 = 12/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 3 = 24,
    42/8 = 42 × 3/8 × 3 = 126/24
  4. Add the two fractions:
    12/24 + 126/24 = 12 + 126/24 = 138/24
  5. 138/24 simplified gives 23/4
  6. So, 3/6 + 42/8 = 23/4
    In mixed form: 53/4

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