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Add 42/84 and 48/9

1st number: 42/84, 2nd number: 5 3/9

42/84 + 48/9 is 35/6.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 9 is 252
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 3 = 252,
    42/84 = 42 × 3/84 × 3 = 126/252
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 28 = 252,
    48/9 = 48 × 28/9 × 28 = 1344/252
  4. Add the two fractions:
    126/252 + 1344/252 = 126 + 1344/252 = 1470/252
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 35/6
  6. In mixed form: 55/6

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