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Add 42/18 and 25/42

1st number: 2 6/18, 2nd number: 25/42

42/18 + 25/42 is 41/14.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 42 is 126
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 7 = 126,
    42/18 = 42 × 7/18 × 7 = 294/126
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 3 = 126,
    25/42 = 25 × 3/42 × 3 = 75/126
  4. Add the two fractions:
    294/126 + 75/126 = 294 + 75/126 = 369/126
  5. 369/126 simplified gives 41/14
  6. So, 42/18 + 25/42 = 41/14
    In mixed form: 213/14

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