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Add 18/8 and 3/56

1st number: 2 2/8, 2nd number: 3/56

18/8 + 3/56 is 129/56.

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,
    18/8 = 18 × 7/8 × 7 = 126/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 1 = 56,
    3/56 = 3 × 1/56 × 1 = 3/56
  4. Add the two fractions:
    126/56 + 3/56 = 126 + 3/56 = 129/56
  5. So, 18/8 + 3/56 = 129/56
    In mixed form: 217/56

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