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Add 50/42 and 20/18

1st number: 1 8/42, 2nd number: 1 2/18

50/42 + 20/18 is 145/63.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 18 is 126
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 3 = 126,
    50/42 = 50 × 3/42 × 3 = 150/126
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 7 = 126,
    20/18 = 20 × 7/18 × 7 = 140/126
  4. Add the two fractions:
    150/126 + 140/126 = 150 + 140/126 = 290/126
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 145/63
  6. In mixed form: 219/63

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