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Add 5/50 and 42/30

1st number: 5/50, 2nd number: 1 12/30

5/50 + 42/30 is 3/2.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 30 is 150
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 3 = 150,
    5/50 = 5 × 3/50 × 3 = 15/150
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 5 = 150,
    42/30 = 42 × 5/30 × 5 = 210/150
  4. Add the two fractions:
    15/150 + 210/150 = 15 + 210/150 = 225/150
  5. 225/150 simplified gives 3/2
  6. So, 5/50 + 42/30 = 3/2
    In mixed form: 11/2

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