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Add 42/18 and 48/27

1st number: 2 6/18, 2nd number: 1 21/27

42/18 + 48/27 is 37/9.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 27 is 54
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 3 = 54,
    42/18 = 42 × 3/18 × 3 = 126/54
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 2 = 54,
    48/27 = 48 × 2/27 × 2 = 96/54
  4. Add the two fractions:
    126/54 + 96/54 = 126 + 96/54 = 222/54
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 37/9
  6. In mixed form: 41/9

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