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Add 4/16 and 42/9

1st number: 4/16, 2nd number: 4 6/9

4/16 + 42/9 is 59/12.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 9 is 144
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 9 = 144,
    4/16 = 4 × 9/16 × 9 = 36/144
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 16 = 144,
    42/9 = 42 × 16/9 × 16 = 672/144
  4. Add the two fractions:
    36/144 + 672/144 = 36 + 672/144 = 708/144
  5. 708/144 simplified gives 59/12
  6. So, 4/16 + 42/9 = 59/12
    In mixed form: 411/12

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