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Add 50/16 and 5/28

1st number: 3 2/16, 2nd number: 5/28

50/16 + 5/28 is 185/56.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 28 is 112
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 7 = 112,
    50/16 = 50 × 7/16 × 7 = 350/112
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 28 × 4 = 112,
    5/28 = 5 × 4/28 × 4 = 20/112
  4. Add the two fractions:
    350/112 + 20/112 = 350 + 20/112 = 370/112
  5. 370/112 simplified gives 185/56
  6. So, 50/16 + 5/28 = 185/56
    In mixed form: 317/56

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