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Add 72/5 and 50/42

1st number: 14 2/5, 2nd number: 1 8/42

72/5 + 50/42 is 1637/105.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 42 is 210
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 42 = 210,
    72/5 = 72 × 42/5 × 42 = 3024/210
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 5 = 210,
    50/42 = 50 × 5/42 × 5 = 250/210
  4. Add the two fractions:
    3024/210 + 250/210 = 3024 + 250/210 = 3274/210
  5. 3274/210 simplified gives 1637/105
  6. So, 72/5 + 50/42 = 1637/105
    In mixed form: 1562/105

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