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Add 1/3 and 5/56

1/3 + 5/56 is 71/168.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 56 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 56 = 168,
    1/3 = 1 × 56/3 × 56 = 56/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 3 = 168,
    5/56 = 5 × 3/56 × 3 = 15/168
  4. Add the two fractions:
    56/168 + 15/168 = 56 + 15/168 = 71/168

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