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Add 1/2 and 45/56

1/2 + 45/56 is 73/56.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 56 is 56
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 28 = 56,
    1/2 = 1 × 28/2 × 28 = 28/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 1 = 56,
    45/56 = 45 × 1/56 × 1 = 45/56
  4. Add the two fractions:
    28/56 + 45/56 = 28 + 45/56 = 73/56
  5. So, 1/2 + 45/56 = 73/56
    In mixed form: 117/56

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