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Add 4/42 and 3/12

4/42 + 3/12 is 29/84.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 12 is 84
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 2 = 84,
    4/42 = 4 × 2/42 × 2 = 8/84
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 7 = 84,
    3/12 = 3 × 7/12 × 7 = 21/84
  4. Add the two fractions:
    8/84 + 21/84 = 8 + 21/84 = 29/84

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