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Add 50/72 and 8/42

50/72 + 8/42 is 223/252.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 72 and 42 is 504
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 72 × 7 = 504,
    50/72 = 50 × 7/72 × 7 = 350/504
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 12 = 504,
    8/42 = 8 × 12/42 × 12 = 96/504
  4. Add the two fractions:
    350/504 + 96/504 = 350 + 96/504 = 446/504
  5. 446/504 simplified gives 223/252
  6. So, 50/72 + 8/42 = 223/252

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