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Add 7/42 and 8/50

7/42 + 8/50 is 49/150.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 50 is 1050
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 25 = 1050,
    7/42 = 7 × 25/42 × 25 = 175/1050
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 21 = 1050,
    8/50 = 8 × 21/50 × 21 = 168/1050
  4. Add the two fractions:
    175/1050 + 168/1050 = 175 + 168/1050 = 343/1050
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 49/150

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