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Add 42/6 and 96/9

1st number: 7 0/6, 2nd number: 10 6/9

42/6 + 96/9 is 53/3.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 9 is 18
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 3 = 18,
    42/6 = 42 × 3/6 × 3 = 126/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 2 = 18,
    96/9 = 96 × 2/9 × 2 = 192/18
  4. Add the two fractions:
    126/18 + 192/18 = 126 + 192/18 = 318/18
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 53/3
  6. In mixed form: 172/3

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