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Add 42/3 and 49/5

1st number: 14 0/3, 2nd number: 9 4/5

42/3 + 49/5 is 119/5.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 5 is 15
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 5 = 15,
    42/3 = 42 × 5/3 × 5 = 210/15
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 3 = 15,
    49/5 = 49 × 3/5 × 3 = 147/15
  4. Add the two fractions:
    210/15 + 147/15 = 210 + 147/15 = 357/15
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 119/5
  6. In mixed form: 234/5

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