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Add 16/8 and 56/36

1st number: 2 0/8, 2nd number: 1 20/36

16/8 + 56/36 is 32/9.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 36 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 9 = 72,
    16/8 = 16 × 9/8 × 9 = 144/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 2 = 72,
    56/36 = 56 × 2/36 × 2 = 112/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    144/72 + 112/72 = 144 + 112/72 = 256/72
  5. 256/72 simplified gives 32/9
  6. So, 16/8 + 56/36 = 32/9
    In mixed form: 35/9

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