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Add 42/6 and 1/4

1st number: 7 0/6, 2nd number: 1/4

42/6 + 1/4 is 29/4.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 4 is 12
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 2 = 12,
    42/6 = 42 × 2/6 × 2 = 84/12
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 4 × 3 = 12,
    1/4 = 1 × 3/4 × 3 = 3/12
  4. Add the two fractions:
    84/12 + 3/12 = 84 + 3/12 = 87/12
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 29/4
  6. In mixed form: 71/4

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