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Add 16/25 and 70/42

1st number: 16/25, 2nd number: 1 28/42

16/25 + 70/42 is 173/75.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 25 and 42 is 1050
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 25 × 42 = 1050,
    16/25 = 16 × 42/25 × 42 = 672/1050
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 25 = 1050,
    70/42 = 70 × 25/42 × 25 = 1750/1050
  4. Add the two fractions:
    672/1050 + 1750/1050 = 672 + 1750/1050 = 2422/1050
  5. 2422/1050 simplified gives 173/75
  6. So, 16/25 + 70/42 = 173/75
    In mixed form: 223/75

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