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Add 25/16 and 42/25

1st number: 1 9/16, 2nd number: 1 17/25

25/16 + 42/25 is 1297/400.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 25 is 400
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 25 = 400,
    25/16 = 25 × 25/16 × 25 = 625/400
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 25 × 16 = 400,
    42/25 = 42 × 16/25 × 16 = 672/400
  4. Add the two fractions:
    625/400 + 672/400 = 625 + 672/400 = 1297/400
  5. So, 25/16 + 42/25 = 1297/400
    In mixed form: 397/400

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