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Add 28/8 and 42/50

1st number: 3 4/8, 2nd number: 42/50

28/8 + 42/50 is 217/50.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 50 is 200
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 25 = 200,
    28/8 = 28 × 25/8 × 25 = 700/200
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 4 = 200,
    42/50 = 42 × 4/50 × 4 = 168/200
  4. Add the two fractions:
    700/200 + 168/200 = 700 + 168/200 = 868/200
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 217/50
  6. In mixed form: 417/50

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