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Add 49/42 and 36/24

1st number: 1 7/42, 2nd number: 1 12/24

49/42 + 36/24 is 8/3.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 24 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 4 = 168,
    49/42 = 49 × 4/42 × 4 = 196/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 7 = 168,
    36/24 = 36 × 7/24 × 7 = 252/168
  4. Add the two fractions:
    196/168 + 252/168 = 196 + 252/168 = 448/168
  5. 448/168 simplified gives 8/3
  6. So, 49/42 + 36/24 = 8/3
    In mixed form: 22/3

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