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Add 18/42 and 42/50

18/42 + 42/50 is 222/175.

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,
    18/42 = 18 × 25/42 × 25 = 450/1050
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 21 = 1050,
    42/50 = 42 × 21/50 × 21 = 882/1050
  4. Add the two fractions:
    450/1050 + 882/1050 = 450 + 882/1050 = 1332/1050
  5. 1332/1050 simplified gives 222/175
  6. So, 18/42 + 42/50 = 222/175
    In mixed form: 147/175

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