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Add 60/42 and 50/84

1st number: 1 18/42, 2nd number: 50/84

60/42 + 50/84 is 85/42.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 84 is 84
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 2 = 84,
    60/42 = 60 × 2/42 × 2 = 120/84
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 84 × 1 = 84,
    50/84 = 50 × 1/84 × 1 = 50/84
  4. Add the two fractions:
    120/84 + 50/84 = 120 + 50/84 = 170/84
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 85/42
  6. In mixed form: 21/42

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