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Add 2/8 and 21/56

2/8 + 21/56 is 5/8.

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,
    2/8 = 2 × 7/8 × 7 = 14/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 1 = 56,
    21/56 = 21 × 1/56 × 1 = 21/56
  4. Add the two fractions:
    14/56 + 21/56 = 14 + 21/56 = 35/56
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 5/8

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