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Add 1/12 and 18/56

1/12 + 18/56 is 17/42.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 56 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 14 = 168,
    1/12 = 1 × 14/12 × 14 = 14/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 3 = 168,
    18/56 = 18 × 3/56 × 3 = 54/168
  4. Add the two fractions:
    14/168 + 54/168 = 14 + 54/168 = 68/168
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 17/42

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