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Add 6/4 and 42/24

1st number: 1 2/4, 2nd number: 1 18/24

6/4 + 42/24 is 13/4.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 24 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 6 = 24,
    6/4 = 6 × 6/4 × 6 = 36/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 1 = 24,
    42/24 = 42 × 1/24 × 1 = 42/24
  4. Add the two fractions:
    36/24 + 42/24 = 36 + 42/24 = 78/24
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 13/4
  6. In mixed form: 31/4

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