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Add 8/3 and 21/42

1st number: 2 2/3, 2nd number: 21/42

8/3 + 21/42 is 19/6.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 42 is 42
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 14 = 42,
    8/3 = 8 × 14/3 × 14 = 112/42
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 1 = 42,
    21/42 = 21 × 1/42 × 1 = 21/42
  4. Add the two fractions:
    112/42 + 21/42 = 112 + 21/42 = 133/42
  5. 133/42 simplified gives 19/6
  6. So, 8/3 + 21/42 = 19/6
    In mixed form: 31/6

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