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Add 6/4 and 42/56

1st number: 1 2/4, 2nd number: 42/56

6/4 + 42/56 is 9/4.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 56 is 56
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 14 = 56,
    6/4 = 6 × 14/4 × 14 = 84/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 1 = 56,
    42/56 = 42 × 1/56 × 1 = 42/56
  4. Add the two fractions:
    84/56 + 42/56 = 84 + 42/56 = 126/56
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 9/4
  6. In mixed form: 21/4

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