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Add 9/3 and 42/18

1st number: 3 0/3, 2nd number: 2 6/18

9/3 + 42/18 is 16/3.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 18 is 18
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 6 = 18,
    9/3 = 9 × 6/3 × 6 = 54/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 1 = 18,
    42/18 = 42 × 1/18 × 1 = 42/18
  4. Add the two fractions:
    54/18 + 42/18 = 54 + 42/18 = 96/18
  5. 96/18 simplified gives 16/3
  6. So, 9/3 + 42/18 = 16/3
    In mixed form: 51/3

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