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Add 7/42 and 7/8

7/42 + 7/8 is 25/24.

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,
    7/42 = 7 × 4/42 × 4 = 28/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 21 = 168,
    7/8 = 7 × 21/8 × 21 = 147/168
  4. Add the two fractions:
    28/168 + 147/168 = 28 + 147/168 = 175/168
  5. 175/168 simplified gives 25/24
  6. So, 7/42 + 7/8 = 25/24
    In mixed form: 11/24

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