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Add 50/36 and 42/90

1st number: 1 14/36, 2nd number: 42/90

50/36 + 42/90 is 167/90.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 90 is 180
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 5 = 180,
    50/36 = 50 × 5/36 × 5 = 250/180
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 90 × 2 = 180,
    42/90 = 42 × 2/90 × 2 = 84/180
  4. Add the two fractions:
    250/180 + 84/180 = 250 + 84/180 = 334/180
  5. 334/180 simplified gives 167/90
  6. So, 50/36 + 42/90 = 167/90
    In mixed form: 177/90

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