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Add 16/4 and 56/36

1st number: 4 0/4, 2nd number: 1 20/36

16/4 + 56/36 is 50/9.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 36 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 9 = 36,
    16/4 = 16 × 9/4 × 9 = 144/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 1 = 36,
    56/36 = 56 × 1/36 × 1 = 56/36
  4. Add the two fractions:
    144/36 + 56/36 = 144 + 56/36 = 200/36
  5. 200/36 simplified gives 50/9
  6. So, 16/4 + 56/36 = 50/9
    In mixed form: 55/9

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