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Add 20/50 and 36/56

20/50 + 36/56 is 73/70.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 56 is 1400
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 28 = 1400,
    20/50 = 20 × 28/50 × 28 = 560/1400
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 25 = 1400,
    36/56 = 36 × 25/56 × 25 = 900/1400
  4. Add the two fractions:
    560/1400 + 900/1400 = 560 + 900/1400 = 1460/1400
  5. 1460/1400 simplified gives 73/70
  6. So, 20/50 + 36/56 = 73/70
    In mixed form: 13/70

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