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Add 5/12 and 42/9

1st number: 5/12, 2nd number: 4 6/9

5/12 + 42/9 is 61/12.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 9 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 3 = 36,
    5/12 = 5 × 3/12 × 3 = 15/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 4 = 36,
    42/9 = 42 × 4/9 × 4 = 168/36
  4. Add the two fractions:
    15/36 + 168/36 = 15 + 168/36 = 183/36
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 61/12
  6. In mixed form: 51/12

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