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Add 42/12 and 96/9

1st number: 3 6/12, 2nd number: 10 6/9

42/12 + 96/9 is 85/6.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 9 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 9 × 4 = 36,
    96/9 = 96 × 4/9 × 4 = 384/36
  4. Add the two fractions:
    126/36 + 384/36 = 126 + 384/36 = 510/36
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 85/6
  6. In mixed form: 141/6

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