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Add 8/42 and 42/12

1st number: 8/42, 2nd number: 3 6/12

8/42 + 42/12 is 155/42.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 12 is 84
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 2 = 84,
    8/42 = 8 × 2/42 × 2 = 16/84
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 7 = 84,
    42/12 = 42 × 7/12 × 7 = 294/84
  4. Add the two fractions:
    16/84 + 294/84 = 16 + 294/84 = 310/84
  5. 310/84 simplified gives 155/42
  6. So, 8/42 + 42/12 = 155/42
    In mixed form: 329/42

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