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Add 15/8 and 5/56

1st number: 1 7/8, 2nd number: 5/56

15/8 + 5/56 is 55/28.

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,
    5/56 = 5 × 1/56 × 1 = 5/56
  4. Add the two fractions:
    105/56 + 5/56 = 105 + 5/56 = 110/56
  5. 110/56 simplified gives 55/28
  6. So, 15/8 + 5/56 = 55/28
    In mixed form: 127/28

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