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Add 50/70 and 50/75

50/70 + 50/75 is 29/21.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 70 and 75 is 1050
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 70 × 15 = 1050,
    50/70 = 50 × 15/70 × 15 = 750/1050
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 75 × 14 = 1050,
    50/75 = 50 × 14/75 × 14 = 700/1050
  4. Add the two fractions:
    750/1050 + 700/1050 = 750 + 700/1050 = 1450/1050
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 29/21
  6. In mixed form: 18/21

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