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Add 28/16 and 42/50

1st number: 1 12/16, 2nd number: 42/50

28/16 + 42/50 is 259/100.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 50 is 400
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 25 = 400,
    28/16 = 28 × 25/16 × 25 = 700/400
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 8 = 400,
    42/50 = 42 × 8/50 × 8 = 336/400
  4. Add the two fractions:
    700/400 + 336/400 = 700 + 336/400 = 1036/400
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 259/100
  6. In mixed form: 259/100

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