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Add 8/42 and 7/36

8/42 + 7/36 is 97/252.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 36 is 252
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 6 = 252,
    8/42 = 8 × 6/42 × 6 = 48/252
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 7 = 252,
    7/36 = 7 × 7/36 × 7 = 49/252
  4. Add the two fractions:
    48/252 + 49/252 = 48 + 49/252 = 97/252

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