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Add 42/12 and 48/18

1st number: 3 6/12, 2nd number: 2 12/18

42/12 + 48/18 is 37/6.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 18 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 3 = 36,
    42/12 = 42 × 3/12 × 3 = 126/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 2 = 36,
    48/18 = 48 × 2/18 × 2 = 96/36
  4. Add the two fractions:
    126/36 + 96/36 = 126 + 96/36 = 222/36
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 37/6
  6. In mixed form: 61/6

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