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Add 8/42 and 15/54

8/42 + 15/54 is 59/126.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 54 is 378
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 9 = 378,
    8/42 = 8 × 9/42 × 9 = 72/378
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 54 × 7 = 378,
    15/54 = 15 × 7/54 × 7 = 105/378
  4. Add the two fractions:
    72/378 + 105/378 = 72 + 105/378 = 177/378
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 59/126

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