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Add 72/50 and 5/42

1st number: 1 22/50, 2nd number: 5/42

72/50 + 5/42 is 1637/1050.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 42 is 1050
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 21 = 1050,
    72/50 = 72 × 21/50 × 21 = 1512/1050
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 25 = 1050,
    5/42 = 5 × 25/42 × 25 = 125/1050
  4. Add the two fractions:
    1512/1050 + 125/1050 = 1512 + 125/1050 = 1637/1050
  5. In mixed form: 1587/1050

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