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Add 42/15 and 10/9

1st number: 2 12/15, 2nd number: 1 1/9

42/15 + 10/9 is 176/45.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 9 is 45
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 3 = 45,
    42/15 = 42 × 3/15 × 3 = 126/45
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 5 = 45,
    10/9 = 10 × 5/9 × 5 = 50/45
  4. Add the two fractions:
    126/45 + 50/45 = 126 + 50/45 = 176/45
  5. In mixed form: 341/45

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