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Add 14/4 and 21/56

1st number: 3 2/4, 2nd number: 21/56

14/4 + 21/56 is 31/8.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 56 is 56
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 14 = 56,
    14/4 = 14 × 14/4 × 14 = 196/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 1 = 56,
    21/56 = 21 × 1/56 × 1 = 21/56
  4. Add the two fractions:
    196/56 + 21/56 = 196 + 21/56 = 217/56
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 31/8
  6. In mixed form: 37/8

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