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Add 50/42 and 24/20

1st number: 1 8/42, 2nd number: 1 4/20

50/42 + 24/20 is 251/105.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 20 is 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 10 = 420,
    50/42 = 50 × 10/42 × 10 = 500/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 21 = 420,
    24/20 = 24 × 21/20 × 21 = 504/420
  4. Add the two fractions:
    500/420 + 504/420 = 500 + 504/420 = 1004/420
  5. 1004/420 simplified gives 251/105
  6. So, 50/42 + 24/20 = 251/105
    In mixed form: 241/105

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