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Add 40/6 and 49/84

1st number: 6 4/6, 2nd number: 49/84

40/6 + 49/84 is 29/4.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 84 is 84
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 14 = 84,
    40/6 = 40 × 14/6 × 14 = 560/84
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 84 × 1 = 84,
    49/84 = 49 × 1/84 × 1 = 49/84
  4. Add the two fractions:
    560/84 + 49/84 = 560 + 49/84 = 609/84
  5. 609/84 simplified gives 29/4
  6. So, 40/6 + 49/84 = 29/4
    In mixed form: 71/4

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