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Add 72/49 and 42/50

1st number: 1 23/49, 2nd number: 42/50

72/49 + 42/50 is 2829/1225.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 49 and 50 is 2450
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 49 × 50 = 2450,
    72/49 = 72 × 50/49 × 50 = 3600/2450
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 49 = 2450,
    42/50 = 42 × 49/50 × 49 = 2058/2450
  4. Add the two fractions:
    3600/2450 + 2058/2450 = 3600 + 2058/2450 = 5658/2450
  5. 5658/2450 simplified gives 2829/1225
  6. So, 72/49 + 42/50 = 2829/1225
    In mixed form: 2379/1225

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