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Add 18/8 and 42/56

1st number: 2 2/8, 2nd number: 42/56

18/8 + 42/56 is 3/1.

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,
    42/56 = 42 × 1/56 × 1 = 42/56
  4. Add the two fractions:
    126/56 + 42/56 = 126 + 42/56 = 168/56
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 3/1

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