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Add 42/2 and 5/84

1st number: 21 0/2, 2nd number: 5/84

42/2 + 5/84 is 1769/84.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 84 is 84
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 42 = 84,
    42/2 = 42 × 42/2 × 42 = 1764/84
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 84 × 1 = 84,
    5/84 = 5 × 1/84 × 1 = 5/84
  4. Add the two fractions:
    1764/84 + 5/84 = 1764 + 5/84 = 1769/84
  5. In mixed form: 215/84

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