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Add 42/15 and 4/36

1st number: 2 12/15, 2nd number: 4/36

42/15 + 4/36 is 131/45.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 36 is 180
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 12 = 180,
    42/15 = 42 × 12/15 × 12 = 504/180
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 5 = 180,
    4/36 = 4 × 5/36 × 5 = 20/180
  4. Add the two fractions:
    504/180 + 20/180 = 504 + 20/180 = 524/180
  5. 524/180 simplified gives 131/45
  6. So, 42/15 + 4/36 = 131/45
    In mixed form: 241/45

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