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Add 50/36 and 42/80

1st number: 1 14/36, 2nd number: 42/80

50/36 + 42/80 is 689/360.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 80 is 720
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 20 = 720,
    50/36 = 50 × 20/36 × 20 = 1000/720
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 80 × 9 = 720,
    42/80 = 42 × 9/80 × 9 = 378/720
  4. Add the two fractions:
    1000/720 + 378/720 = 1000 + 378/720 = 1378/720
  5. 1378/720 simplified gives 689/360
  6. So, 50/36 + 42/80 = 689/360
    In mixed form: 1329/360

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