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Add 36/42 and 20/49

36/42 + 20/49 is 62/49.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 49 is 294
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 7 = 294,
    36/42 = 36 × 7/42 × 7 = 252/294
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 6 = 294,
    20/49 = 20 × 6/49 × 6 = 120/294
  4. Add the two fractions:
    252/294 + 120/294 = 252 + 120/294 = 372/294
  5. 372/294 simplified gives 62/49
  6. So, 36/42 + 20/49 = 62/49
    In mixed form: 113/49

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