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Add 16/56 and 1/21

16/56 + 1/21 is 1/3.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 21 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 3 = 168,
    16/56 = 16 × 3/56 × 3 = 48/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 21 × 8 = 168,
    1/21 = 1 × 8/21 × 8 = 8/168
  4. Add the two fractions:
    48/168 + 8/168 = 48 + 8/168 = 56/168
  5. 56/168 simplified gives 1/3
  6. So, 16/56 + 1/21 = 1/3

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