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1^{st} number: 2 0/2, 2^{nd} number: 2 2/3

42 + 83 is 143.

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

LCM of 2 and 3 is**6**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 6 - For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 3 = 6,

42 = 4 × 32 × 3 = 126 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 3 × 2 = 6,

83 = 8 × 23 × 2 = 166 - Add the two like fractions:

126 + 166 = 12 + 166 = 286 - 28/6 simplified gives 143
- So, 4/2 + 8/3 = 14/3

In mixed form: 423

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