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Add 42/2 and 3/12

1st number: 21 0/2, 2nd number: 3/12

42/2 + 3/12 is 85/4.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 12 is 12
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 6 = 12,
    42/2 = 42 × 6/2 × 6 = 252/12
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 1 = 12,
    3/12 = 3 × 1/12 × 1 = 3/12
  4. Add the two fractions:
    252/12 + 3/12 = 252 + 3/12 = 255/12
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 85/4
  6. In mixed form: 211/4

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