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Add 42/3 and 9/12

1st number: 14 0/3, 2nd number: 9/12

42/3 + 9/12 is 59/4.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 12 is 12
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 4 = 12,
    42/3 = 42 × 4/3 × 4 = 168/12
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 1 = 12,
    9/12 = 9 × 1/12 × 1 = 9/12
  4. Add the two fractions:
    168/12 + 9/12 = 168 + 9/12 = 177/12
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 59/4
  6. In mixed form: 143/4

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