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Add 60/18 and 3/42

1st number: 3 6/18, 2nd number: 3/42

60/18 + 3/42 is 143/42.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 42 is 126
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 7 = 126,
    60/18 = 60 × 7/18 × 7 = 420/126
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 3 = 126,
    3/42 = 3 × 3/42 × 3 = 9/126
  4. Add the two fractions:
    420/126 + 9/126 = 420 + 9/126 = 429/126
  5. 429/126 simplified gives 143/42
  6. So, 60/18 + 3/42 = 143/42
    In mixed form: 317/42

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