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Add 42/2 and 15/6

1st number: 21 0/2, 2nd number: 2 3/6

42/2 + 15/6 is 47/2.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 6 is 6
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 3 = 6,
    42/2 = 42 × 3/2 × 3 = 126/6
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 1 = 6,
    15/6 = 15 × 1/6 × 1 = 15/6
  4. Add the two fractions:
    126/6 + 15/6 = 126 + 15/6 = 141/6
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 47/2
  6. In mixed form: 231/2

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