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Add 9/2 and 6/42

1st number: 4 1/2, 2nd number: 6/42

9/2 + 6/42 is 65/14.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 42 is 42
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 21 = 42,
    9/2 = 9 × 21/2 × 21 = 189/42
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 1 = 42,
    6/42 = 6 × 1/42 × 1 = 6/42
  4. Add the two fractions:
    189/42 + 6/42 = 189 + 6/42 = 195/42
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 65/14
  6. In mixed form: 49/14

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