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Add 42/50 and 18/14

1st number: 42/50, 2nd number: 1 4/14

42/50 + 18/14 is 372/175.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 14 is 350
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 7 = 350,
    42/50 = 42 × 7/50 × 7 = 294/350
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 14 × 25 = 350,
    18/14 = 18 × 25/14 × 25 = 450/350
  4. Add the two fractions:
    294/350 + 450/350 = 294 + 450/350 = 744/350
  5. 744/350 simplified gives 372/175
  6. So, 42/50 + 18/14 = 372/175
    In mixed form: 222/175

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