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Add 42/3 and 18/27

1st number: 14 0/3, 2nd number: 18/27

42/3 + 18/27 is 44/3.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 27 is 27
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 9 = 27,
    42/3 = 42 × 9/3 × 9 = 378/27
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 1 = 27,
    18/27 = 18 × 1/27 × 1 = 18/27
  4. Add the two fractions:
    378/27 + 18/27 = 378 + 18/27 = 396/27
  5. 396/27 simplified gives 44/3
  6. So, 42/3 + 18/27 = 44/3
    In mixed form: 142/3

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