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Add 8/42 and 12/50

8/42 + 12/50 is 226/525.

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,
    8/42 = 8 × 25/42 × 25 = 200/1050
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 21 = 1050,
    12/50 = 12 × 21/50 × 21 = 252/1050
  4. Add the two fractions:
    200/1050 + 252/1050 = 200 + 252/1050 = 452/1050
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 226/525

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