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Add 42/18 and 50/42

1st number: 2 6/18, 2nd number: 1 8/42

42/18 + 50/42 is 74/21.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 42 is 126
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 7 = 126,
    42/18 = 42 × 7/18 × 7 = 294/126
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 3 = 126,
    50/42 = 50 × 3/42 × 3 = 150/126
  4. Add the two fractions:
    294/126 + 150/126 = 294 + 150/126 = 444/126
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 74/21
  6. In mixed form: 311/21

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