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Add 1/56 and 2/5

1/56 + 2/5 is 117/280.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 5 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 5 = 280,
    1/56 = 1 × 5/56 × 5 = 5/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 56 = 280,
    2/5 = 2 × 56/5 × 56 = 112/280
  4. Add the two fractions:
    5/280 + 112/280 = 5 + 112/280 = 117/280

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