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Add 42/10 and 50/60

1st number: 4 2/10, 2nd number: 50/60

42/10 + 50/60 is 151/30.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 10 and 60 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 10 × 6 = 60,
    42/10 = 42 × 6/10 × 6 = 252/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 1 = 60,
    50/60 = 50 × 1/60 × 1 = 50/60
  4. Add the two fractions:
    252/60 + 50/60 = 252 + 50/60 = 302/60
  5. 302/60 simplified gives 151/30
  6. So, 42/10 + 50/60 = 151/30
    In mixed form: 51/30

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