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Add 84/42 and 3/24

1st number: 2 0/42, 2nd number: 3/24

84/42 + 3/24 is 17/8.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 24 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 4 = 168,
    84/42 = 84 × 4/42 × 4 = 336/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 7 = 168,
    3/24 = 3 × 7/24 × 7 = 21/168
  4. Add the two fractions:
    336/168 + 21/168 = 336 + 21/168 = 357/168
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 17/8
  6. In mixed form: 21/8

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