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Add 42/3 and 36/9

1st number: 14 0/3, 2nd number: 4 0/9

42/3 + 36/9 is 18/1.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 9 is 9
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 3 = 9,
    42/3 = 42 × 3/3 × 3 = 126/9
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 1 = 9,
    36/9 = 36 × 1/9 × 1 = 36/9
  4. Add the two fractions:
    126/9 + 36/9 = 126 + 36/9 = 162/9
  5. 162/9 simplified gives 18/1
  6. So, 42/3 + 36/9 = 18/1

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