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Add 18/30 and 42/50

18/30 + 42/50 is 36/25.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 30 and 50 is 150
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 30 × 5 = 150,
    18/30 = 18 × 5/30 × 5 = 90/150
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 3 = 150,
    42/50 = 42 × 3/50 × 3 = 126/150
  4. Add the two fractions:
    90/150 + 126/150 = 90 + 126/150 = 216/150
  5. 216/150 simplified gives 36/25
  6. So, 18/30 + 42/50 = 36/25
    In mixed form: 111/25

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