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Add 4/42 and 24/40

4/42 + 24/40 is 73/105.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 40 is 840
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 20 = 840,
    4/42 = 4 × 20/42 × 20 = 80/840
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 21 = 840,
    24/40 = 24 × 21/40 × 21 = 504/840
  4. Add the two fractions:
    80/840 + 504/840 = 80 + 504/840 = 584/840
  5. 584/840 simplified gives 73/105
  6. So, 4/42 + 24/40 = 73/105

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