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Add 50/12 and 14/8

1st number: 4 2/12, 2nd number: 1 6/8

50/12 + 14/8 is 71/12.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 8 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 2 = 24,
    50/12 = 50 × 2/12 × 2 = 100/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 3 = 24,
    14/8 = 14 × 3/8 × 3 = 42/24
  4. Add the two fractions:
    100/24 + 42/24 = 100 + 42/24 = 142/24
  5. 142/24 simplified gives 71/12
  6. So, 50/12 + 14/8 = 71/12
    In mixed form: 511/12

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