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Add 42/36 and 50/84

1st number: 1 6/36, 2nd number: 50/84

42/36 + 50/84 is 37/21.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 84 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 84 × 3 = 252,
    50/84 = 50 × 3/84 × 3 = 150/252
  4. Add the two fractions:
    294/252 + 150/252 = 294 + 150/252 = 444/252
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 37/21
  6. In mixed form: 116/21

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