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Add 54/42 and 35/8

1st number: 1 12/42, 2nd number: 4 3/8

54/42 + 35/8 is 317/56.

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,
    54/42 = 54 × 4/42 × 4 = 216/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 21 = 168,
    35/8 = 35 × 21/8 × 21 = 735/168
  4. Add the two fractions:
    216/168 + 735/168 = 216 + 735/168 = 951/168
  5. 951/168 simplified gives 317/56
  6. So, 54/42 + 35/8 = 317/56
    In mixed form: 537/56

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