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Add 25/36 and 42/16

1st number: 25/36, 2nd number: 2 10/16

25/36 + 42/16 is 239/72.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 16 is 144
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 4 = 144,
    25/36 = 25 × 4/36 × 4 = 100/144
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 9 = 144,
    42/16 = 42 × 9/16 × 9 = 378/144
  4. Add the two fractions:
    100/144 + 378/144 = 100 + 378/144 = 478/144
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 239/72
  6. In mixed form: 323/72

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