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Add 49/42 and 4/9

1st number: 1 7/42, 2nd number: 4/9

49/42 + 4/9 is 29/18.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 9 is 126
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 3 = 126,
    49/42 = 49 × 3/42 × 3 = 147/126
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 14 = 126,
    4/9 = 4 × 14/9 × 14 = 56/126
  4. Add the two fractions:
    147/126 + 56/126 = 147 + 56/126 = 203/126
  5. 203/126 simplified gives 29/18
  6. So, 49/42 + 4/9 = 29/18
    In mixed form: 111/18

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