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Add 15/8 and 27/56

1st number: 1 7/8, 2nd number: 27/56

15/8 + 27/56 is 33/14.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 56 is 56
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 7 = 56,
    15/8 = 15 × 7/8 × 7 = 105/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 1 = 56,
    27/56 = 27 × 1/56 × 1 = 27/56
  4. Add the two fractions:
    105/56 + 27/56 = 105 + 27/56 = 132/56
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 33/14
  6. In mixed form: 25/14

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