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Add 5/42 and 9/4

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

5/42 + 9/4 is 199/84.

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,
    5/42 = 5 × 2/42 × 2 = 10/84
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 4 × 21 = 84,
    9/4 = 9 × 21/4 × 21 = 189/84
  4. Add the two fractions:
    10/84 + 189/84 = 10 + 189/84 = 199/84
  5. In mixed form: 231/84

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