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Add 49/42 and 9/4

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

49/42 + 9/4 is 41/12.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 4 is 84
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 2 = 84,
    49/42 = 49 × 2/42 × 2 = 98/84
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 4 × 21 = 84,
    9/4 = 9 × 21/4 × 21 = 189/84
  4. Add the two fractions:
    98/84 + 189/84 = 98 + 189/84 = 287/84
  5. 287/84 simplified gives 41/12
  6. So, 49/42 + 9/4 = 41/12
    In mixed form: 35/12

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