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Add 84/5 and 18/42

1st number: 16 4/5, 2nd number: 18/42

84/5 + 18/42 is 603/35.

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,
    84/5 = 84 × 42/5 × 42 = 3528/210
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 5 = 210,
    18/42 = 18 × 5/42 × 5 = 90/210
  4. Add the two fractions:
    3528/210 + 90/210 = 3528 + 90/210 = 3618/210
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 603/35
  6. In mixed form: 178/35

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