## Add 72/42 and 49/50

1^{st} number: 1 30/42, 2^{nd} number: 49/50

72/42 + 49/50 is 943/350.

#### Steps for adding fractions

- Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:

LCM of 42 and 50 is **1050**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 1050 - For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 25 = 1050,

72/42 = 72 × 25/42 × 25 = 1800/1050 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 21 = 1050,

49/50 = 49 × 21/50 × 21 = 1029/1050 - Add the two like fractions:

1800/1050 + 1029/1050 = 1800 + 1029/1050 = 2829/1050 - 2829/1050 simplified gives 943/350
- So, 72/42 + 49/50 = 943/350

In mixed form: 2243/350

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