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Add 42/12 and 45/50

1st number: 3 6/12, 2nd number: 45/50

42/12 + 45/50 is 22/5.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 50 is 300
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 25 = 300,
    42/12 = 42 × 25/12 × 25 = 1050/300
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 6 = 300,
    45/50 = 45 × 6/50 × 6 = 270/300
  4. Add the two fractions:
    1050/300 + 270/300 = 1050 + 270/300 = 1320/300
  5. 1320/300 simplified gives 22/5
  6. So, 42/12 + 45/50 = 22/5
    In mixed form: 42/5

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