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Add 42/2 and 50/42

1st number: 21 0/2, 2nd number: 1 8/42

42/2 + 50/42 is 466/21.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 42 is 42
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 21 = 42,
    42/2 = 42 × 21/2 × 21 = 882/42
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 1 = 42,
    50/42 = 50 × 1/42 × 1 = 50/42
  4. Add the two fractions:
    882/42 + 50/42 = 882 + 50/42 = 932/42
  5. 932/42 simplified gives 466/21
  6. So, 42/2 + 50/42 = 466/21
    In mixed form: 224/21

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