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Add 42/10 and 1/4

1st number: 4 2/10, 2nd number: 1/4

42/10 + 1/4 is 89/20.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 10 and 4 is 20
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 10 × 2 = 20,
    42/10 = 42 × 2/10 × 2 = 84/20
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 4 × 5 = 20,
    1/4 = 1 × 5/4 × 5 = 5/20
  4. Add the two fractions:
    84/20 + 5/20 = 84 + 5/20 = 89/20
  5. In mixed form: 49/20

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