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Add 1/4 and 56/42

1st number: 1/4, 2nd number: 1 14/42

1/4 + 56/42 is 19/12.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 42 is 84
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 21 = 84,
    1/4 = 1 × 21/4 × 21 = 21/84
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 2 = 84,
    56/42 = 56 × 2/42 × 2 = 112/84
  4. Add the two fractions:
    21/84 + 112/84 = 21 + 112/84 = 133/84
  5. 133/84 simplified gives 19/12
  6. So, 1/4 + 56/42 = 19/12
    In mixed form: 17/12

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