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Add 42/5 and 4/12

1st number: 8 2/5, 2nd number: 4/12

42/5 + 4/12 is 131/15.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 12 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 12 = 60,
    42/5 = 42 × 12/5 × 12 = 504/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 5 = 60,
    4/12 = 4 × 5/12 × 5 = 20/60
  4. Add the two fractions:
    504/60 + 20/60 = 504 + 20/60 = 524/60
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 131/15
  6. In mixed form: 811/15

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