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Add 12/8 and 42/50

1st number: 1 4/8, 2nd number: 42/50

12/8 + 42/50 is 117/50.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 50 is 200
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 25 = 200,
    12/8 = 12 × 25/8 × 25 = 300/200
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 4 = 200,
    42/50 = 42 × 4/50 × 4 = 168/200
  4. Add the two fractions:
    300/200 + 168/200 = 300 + 168/200 = 468/200
  5. 468/200 simplified gives 117/50
  6. So, 12/8 + 42/50 = 117/50
    In mixed form: 217/50

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