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Add 70/36 and 40/42

1st number: 1 34/36, 2nd number: 40/42

70/36 + 40/42 is 365/126.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 42 is 252
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 7 = 252,
    70/36 = 70 × 7/36 × 7 = 490/252
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 6 = 252,
    40/42 = 40 × 6/42 × 6 = 240/252
  4. Add the two fractions:
    490/252 + 240/252 = 490 + 240/252 = 730/252
  5. 730/252 simplified gives 365/126
  6. So, 70/36 + 40/42 = 365/126
    In mixed form: 2113/126

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