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Add 36/12 and 50/16

1st number: 3 0/12, 2nd number: 3 2/16

36/12 + 50/16 is 49/8.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 16 is 48
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 4 = 48,
    36/12 = 36 × 4/12 × 4 = 144/48
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 3 = 48,
    50/16 = 50 × 3/16 × 3 = 150/48
  4. Add the two fractions:
    144/48 + 150/48 = 144 + 150/48 = 294/48
  5. 294/48 simplified gives 49/8
  6. So, 36/12 + 50/16 = 49/8
    In mixed form: 61/8

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