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Add 36/28 and 50/84

1st number: 1 8/28, 2nd number: 50/84

36/28 + 50/84 is 79/42.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 28 and 84 is 84
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 28 × 3 = 84,
    36/28 = 36 × 3/28 × 3 = 108/84
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 84 × 1 = 84,
    50/84 = 50 × 1/84 × 1 = 50/84
  4. Add the two fractions:
    108/84 + 50/84 = 108 + 50/84 = 158/84
  5. 158/84 simplified gives 79/42
  6. So, 36/28 + 50/84 = 79/42
    In mixed form: 137/42

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