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Add 50/40 and 50/84

1st number: 1 10/40, 2nd number: 50/84

50/40 + 50/84 is 155/84.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 84 is 840
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 21 = 840,
    50/40 = 50 × 21/40 × 21 = 1050/840
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 84 × 10 = 840,
    50/84 = 50 × 10/84 × 10 = 500/840
  4. Add the two fractions:
    1050/840 + 500/840 = 1050 + 500/840 = 1550/840
  5. 1550/840 simplified gives 155/84
  6. So, 50/40 + 50/84 = 155/84
    In mixed form: 171/84

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