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Add 42/72 and 14/50

42/72 + 14/50 is 259/300.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 72 and 50 is 1800
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 72 × 25 = 1800,
    42/72 = 42 × 25/72 × 25 = 1050/1800
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 36 = 1800,
    14/50 = 14 × 36/50 × 36 = 504/1800
  4. Add the two fractions:
    1050/1800 + 504/1800 = 1050 + 504/1800 = 1554/1800
  5. 1554/1800 simplified gives 259/300
  6. So, 42/72 + 14/50 = 259/300

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