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Add 42/12 and 50/42

1st number: 3 6/12, 2nd number: 1 8/42

42/12 + 50/42 is 197/42.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 42 is 84
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 7 = 84,
    42/12 = 42 × 7/12 × 7 = 294/84
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 2 = 84,
    50/42 = 50 × 2/42 × 2 = 100/84
  4. Add the two fractions:
    294/84 + 100/84 = 294 + 100/84 = 394/84
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 197/42
  6. In mixed form: 429/42

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