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Add 8/6 and 42/36

1st number: 1 2/6, 2nd number: 1 6/36

8/6 + 42/36 is 5/2.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 36 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 6 = 36,
    8/6 = 8 × 6/6 × 6 = 48/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 1 = 36,
    42/36 = 42 × 1/36 × 1 = 42/36
  4. Add the two fractions:
    48/36 + 42/36 = 48 + 42/36 = 90/36
  5. 90/36 simplified gives 5/2
  6. So, 8/6 + 42/36 = 5/2
    In mixed form: 21/2

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