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Add 35/42 and 5/8

35/42 + 5/8 is 35/24.

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,
    35/42 = 35 × 4/42 × 4 = 140/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 21 = 168,
    5/8 = 5 × 21/8 × 21 = 105/168
  4. Add the two fractions:
    140/168 + 105/168 = 140 + 105/168 = 245/168
  5. 245/168 simplified gives 35/24
  6. So, 35/42 + 5/8 = 35/24
    In mixed form: 111/24

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