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Add 42/16 and 70/50

1st number: 2 10/16, 2nd number: 1 20/50

42/16 + 70/50 is 161/40.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 50 is 400
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 25 = 400,
    42/16 = 42 × 25/16 × 25 = 1050/400
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 8 = 400,
    70/50 = 70 × 8/50 × 8 = 560/400
  4. Add the two fractions:
    1050/400 + 560/400 = 1050 + 560/400 = 1610/400
  5. 1610/400 simplified gives 161/40
  6. So, 42/16 + 70/50 = 161/40
    In mixed form: 41/40

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