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Add 49/21 and 42/18

1st number: 2 7/21, 2nd number: 2 6/18

49/21 + 42/18 is 14/3.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 21 and 18 is 126
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 21 × 6 = 126,
    49/21 = 49 × 6/21 × 6 = 294/126
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 7 = 126,
    42/18 = 42 × 7/18 × 7 = 294/126
  4. Add the two fractions:
    294/126 + 294/126 = 294 + 294/126 = 588/126
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 14/3
  6. In mixed form: 42/3

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