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Add 42/36 and 50/42

1st number: 1 6/36, 2nd number: 1 8/42

42/36 + 50/42 is 33/14.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 42 is 252
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 7 = 252,
    42/36 = 42 × 7/36 × 7 = 294/252
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 6 = 252,
    50/42 = 50 × 6/42 × 6 = 300/252
  4. Add the two fractions:
    294/252 + 300/252 = 294 + 300/252 = 594/252
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 33/14
  6. In mixed form: 25/14

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