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Add 35/12 and 8/42

1st number: 2 11/12, 2nd number: 8/42

35/12 + 8/42 is 87/28.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 42 is 84
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 7 = 84,
    35/12 = 35 × 7/12 × 7 = 245/84
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 2 = 84,
    8/42 = 8 × 2/42 × 2 = 16/84
  4. Add the two fractions:
    245/84 + 16/84 = 245 + 16/84 = 261/84
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 87/28
  6. In mixed form: 33/28

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