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Add 4/42 and 36/50

4/42 + 36/50 is 428/525.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 50 is 1050
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 25 = 1050,
    4/42 = 4 × 25/42 × 25 = 100/1050
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 21 = 1050,
    36/50 = 36 × 21/50 × 21 = 756/1050
  4. Add the two fractions:
    100/1050 + 756/1050 = 100 + 756/1050 = 856/1050
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 428/525

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