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Add 14/56 and 42/21

1st number: 14/56, 2nd number: 2 0/21

14/56 + 42/21 is 9/4.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 21 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 3 = 168,
    14/56 = 14 × 3/56 × 3 = 42/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 21 × 8 = 168,
    42/21 = 42 × 8/21 × 8 = 336/168
  4. Add the two fractions:
    42/168 + 336/168 = 42 + 336/168 = 378/168
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 9/4
  6. In mixed form: 21/4

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