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Add 15/2 and 45/56

1st number: 7 1/2, 2nd number: 45/56

15/2 + 45/56 is 465/56.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 56 is 56
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 28 = 56,
    15/2 = 15 × 28/2 × 28 = 420/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 1 = 56,
    45/56 = 45 × 1/56 × 1 = 45/56
  4. Add the two fractions:
    420/56 + 45/56 = 420 + 45/56 = 465/56
  5. In mixed form: 817/56

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