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1^{st} number: 2 0/2, 2^{nd} number: 5/7

42 + 57 is 197.

- Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:

LCM of 2 and 7 is**14**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 14 - For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 7 = 14,

42 = 4 × 72 × 7 = 2814 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 2 = 14,

57 = 5 × 27 × 2 = 1014 - Add the two like fractions:

2814 + 1014 = 28 + 1014 = 3814 - 38/14 simplified gives 197
- So, 4/2 + 5/7 = 19/7

In mixed form: 257

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