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Add 12/56 and 40/9

1st number: 12/56, 2nd number: 4 4/9

12/56 + 40/9 is 587/126.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 9 is 504
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 9 = 504,
    12/56 = 12 × 9/56 × 9 = 108/504
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 56 = 504,
    40/9 = 40 × 56/9 × 56 = 2240/504
  4. Add the two fractions:
    108/504 + 2240/504 = 108 + 2240/504 = 2348/504
  5. 2348/504 simplified gives 587/126
  6. So, 12/56 + 40/9 = 587/126
    In mixed form: 483/126

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