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Add 42/18 and 7/20

1st number: 2 6/18, 2nd number: 7/20

42/18 + 7/20 is 161/60.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 20 is 180
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 10 = 180,
    42/18 = 42 × 10/18 × 10 = 420/180
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 9 = 180,
    7/20 = 7 × 9/20 × 9 = 63/180
  4. Add the two fractions:
    420/180 + 63/180 = 420 + 63/180 = 483/180
  5. 483/180 simplified gives 161/60
  6. So, 42/18 + 7/20 = 161/60
    In mixed form: 241/60

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