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Add 15/7 and 8/56

1st number: 2 1/7, 2nd number: 8/56

15/7 + 8/56 is 16/7.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 7 and 56 is 56

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 56
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 7 × 8 = 56,
    15/7 = 15 × 8/7 × 8 = 120/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 1 = 56,
    8/56 = 8 × 1/56 × 1 = 8/56
  4. Add the two like fractions:
    120/56 + 8/56 = 120 + 8/56 = 128/56
  5. 128/56 simplified gives 16/7
  6. So, 15/7 + 8/56 = 16/7
    In mixed form: 22/7

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