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Add 10/50 and 42/45

10/50 + 42/45 is 17/15.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 45 is 450
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 9 = 450,
    10/50 = 10 × 9/50 × 9 = 90/450
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 10 = 450,
    42/45 = 42 × 10/45 × 10 = 420/450
  4. Add the two fractions:
    90/450 + 420/450 = 90 + 420/450 = 510/450
  5. 510/450 simplified gives 17/15
  6. So, 10/50 + 42/45 = 17/15
    In mixed form: 12/15

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