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Add 50/36 and 8/42

1st number: 1 14/36, 2nd number: 8/42

50/36 + 8/42 is 199/126.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 42 is 252
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 7 = 252,
    50/36 = 50 × 7/36 × 7 = 350/252
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 6 = 252,
    8/42 = 8 × 6/42 × 6 = 48/252
  4. Add the two fractions:
    350/252 + 48/252 = 350 + 48/252 = 398/252
  5. 398/252 simplified gives 199/126
  6. So, 50/36 + 8/42 = 199/126
    In mixed form: 173/126

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