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Add 8/5 and 70/42

1st number: 1 3/5, 2nd number: 1 28/42

8/5 + 70/42 is 49/15.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 42 is 210
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 42 = 210,
    8/5 = 8 × 42/5 × 42 = 336/210
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 5 = 210,
    70/42 = 70 × 5/42 × 5 = 350/210
  4. Add the two fractions:
    336/210 + 350/210 = 336 + 350/210 = 686/210
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 49/15
  6. In mixed form: 34/15

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