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Add 20/7 and 5/56

1st number: 2 6/7, 2nd number: 5/56

20/7 + 5/56 is 165/56.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 7 and 56 is 56
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 7 × 8 = 56,
    20/7 = 20 × 8/7 × 8 = 160/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 1 = 56,
    5/56 = 5 × 1/56 × 1 = 5/56
  4. Add the two fractions:
    160/56 + 5/56 = 160 + 5/56 = 165/56
  5. In mixed form: 253/56

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