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Add 6/3 and 40/42

1st number: 2 0/3, 2nd number: 40/42

6/3 + 40/42 is 62/21.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 42 is 42
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 14 = 42,
    6/3 = 6 × 14/3 × 14 = 84/42
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 1 = 42,
    40/42 = 40 × 1/42 × 1 = 40/42
  4. Add the two fractions:
    84/42 + 40/42 = 84 + 40/42 = 124/42
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 62/21
  6. In mixed form: 220/21

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