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Add 4/42 and 2/21

4/42 + 2/21 is 4/21.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 21 is 42
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 1 = 42,
    4/42 = 4 × 1/42 × 1 = 4/42
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 21 × 2 = 42,
    2/21 = 2 × 2/21 × 2 = 4/42
  4. Add the two fractions:
    4/42 + 4/42 = 4 + 4/42 = 8/42
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 4/21

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