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Add 50/18 and 42/8

1st number: 2 14/18, 2nd number: 5 2/8

50/18 + 42/8 is 289/36.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 8 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 4 = 72,
    50/18 = 50 × 4/18 × 4 = 200/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 9 = 72,
    42/8 = 42 × 9/8 × 9 = 378/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    200/72 + 378/72 = 200 + 378/72 = 578/72
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 289/36
  6. In mixed form: 81/36

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