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Add 50/42 and 84/56

1st number: 1 8/42, 2nd number: 1 28/56

50/42 + 84/56 is 113/42.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 56 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 56 × 3 = 168,
    84/56 = 84 × 3/56 × 3 = 252/168
  4. Add the two fractions:
    200/168 + 252/168 = 200 + 252/168 = 452/168
  5. 452/168 simplified gives 113/42
  6. So, 50/42 + 84/56 = 113/42
    In mixed form: 229/42

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