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Add 42/50 and 18/12

1st number: 42/50, 2nd number: 1 6/12

42/50 + 18/12 is 117/50.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 12 is 300
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 6 = 300,
    42/50 = 42 × 6/50 × 6 = 252/300
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 25 = 300,
    18/12 = 18 × 25/12 × 25 = 450/300
  4. Add the two fractions:
    252/300 + 450/300 = 252 + 450/300 = 702/300
  5. 702/300 simplified gives 117/50
  6. So, 42/50 + 18/12 = 117/50
    In mixed form: 217/50

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