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Add 14/3 and 12/56

1st number: 4 2/3, 2nd number: 12/56

14/3 + 12/56 is 205/42.

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,
    14/3 = 14 × 56/3 × 56 = 784/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 3 = 168,
    12/56 = 12 × 3/56 × 3 = 36/168
  4. Add the two fractions:
    784/168 + 36/168 = 784 + 36/168 = 820/168
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 205/42
  6. In mixed form: 437/42

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