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Add 50/42 and 49/8

1st number: 1 8/42, 2nd number: 6 1/8

50/42 + 49/8 is 1229/168.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 8 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 4 = 168,
    50/42 = 50 × 4/42 × 4 = 200/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 21 = 168,
    49/8 = 49 × 21/8 × 21 = 1029/168
  4. Add the two fractions:
    200/168 + 1029/168 = 200 + 1029/168 = 1229/168
  5. In mixed form: 753/168

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