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Add 54/18 and 50/42

1st number: 3 0/18, 2nd number: 1 8/42

54/18 + 50/42 is 88/21.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 42 is 126
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 7 = 126,
    54/18 = 54 × 7/18 × 7 = 378/126
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 3 = 126,
    50/42 = 50 × 3/42 × 3 = 150/126
  4. Add the two fractions:
    378/126 + 150/126 = 378 + 150/126 = 528/126
  5. 528/126 simplified gives 88/21
  6. So, 54/18 + 50/42 = 88/21
    In mixed form: 44/21

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