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Add 72/28 and 50/42

1st number: 2 16/28, 2nd number: 1 8/42

72/28 + 50/42 is 79/21.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 28 and 42 is 84
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 28 × 3 = 84,
    72/28 = 72 × 3/28 × 3 = 216/84
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 2 = 84,
    50/42 = 50 × 2/42 × 2 = 100/84
  4. Add the two fractions:
    216/84 + 100/84 = 216 + 100/84 = 316/84
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 79/21
  6. In mixed form: 316/21

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