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Add 42/5 and 28/6

1st number: 8 2/5, 2nd number: 4 4/6

42/5 + 28/6 is 196/15.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 6 is 30
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 6 = 30,
    42/5 = 42 × 6/5 × 6 = 252/30
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 5 = 30,
    28/6 = 28 × 5/6 × 5 = 140/30
  4. Add the two fractions:
    252/30 + 140/30 = 252 + 140/30 = 392/30
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 196/15
  6. In mixed form: 131/15

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