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Add 5/42 and 35/8

1st number: 5/42, 2nd number: 4 3/8

5/42 + 35/8 is 755/168.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 8 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 4 = 168,
    5/42 = 5 × 4/42 × 4 = 20/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 21 = 168,
    35/8 = 35 × 21/8 × 21 = 735/168
  4. Add the two fractions:
    20/168 + 735/168 = 20 + 735/168 = 755/168
  5. In mixed form: 483/168

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