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Add 30/6 and 18/42

1st number: 5 0/6, 2nd number: 18/42

30/6 + 18/42 is 38/7.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 42 is 42
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 7 = 42,
    30/6 = 30 × 7/6 × 7 = 210/42
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 1 = 42,
    18/42 = 18 × 1/42 × 1 = 18/42
  4. Add the two fractions:
    210/42 + 18/42 = 210 + 18/42 = 228/42
  5. 228/42 simplified gives 38/7
  6. So, 30/6 + 18/42 = 38/7
    In mixed form: 53/7

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