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Add 16/49 and 42/50

16/49 + 42/50 is 1429/1225.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 49 and 50 is 2450
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 49 × 50 = 2450,
    16/49 = 16 × 50/49 × 50 = 800/2450
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 49 = 2450,
    42/50 = 42 × 49/50 × 49 = 2058/2450
  4. Add the two fractions:
    800/2450 + 2058/2450 = 800 + 2058/2450 = 2858/2450
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 1429/1225
  6. In mixed form: 1204/1225

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