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Add 12/42 and 84/50

1st number: 12/42, 2nd number: 1 34/50

12/42 + 84/50 is 344/175.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 50 is 1050
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 25 = 1050,
    12/42 = 12 × 25/42 × 25 = 300/1050
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 21 = 1050,
    84/50 = 84 × 21/50 × 21 = 1764/1050
  4. Add the two fractions:
    300/1050 + 1764/1050 = 300 + 1764/1050 = 2064/1050
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 344/175
  6. In mixed form: 1169/175

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