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Add 18/8 and 56/10

1st number: 2 2/8, 2nd number: 5 6/10

18/8 + 56/10 is 157/20.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 10 is 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 5 = 40,
    18/8 = 18 × 5/8 × 5 = 90/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 4 = 40,
    56/10 = 56 × 4/10 × 4 = 224/40
  4. Add the two fractions:
    90/40 + 224/40 = 90 + 224/40 = 314/40
  5. 314/40 simplified gives 157/20
  6. So, 18/8 + 56/10 = 157/20
    In mixed form: 717/20

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