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Add 18/56 and 16/20

18/56 + 16/20 is 157/140.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 20 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 5 = 280,
    18/56 = 18 × 5/56 × 5 = 90/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 14 = 280,
    16/20 = 16 × 14/20 × 14 = 224/280
  4. Add the two fractions:
    90/280 + 224/280 = 90 + 224/280 = 314/280
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 157/140
  6. In mixed form: 117/140

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