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Add 24/42 and 8/56

24/42 + 8/56 is 5/7.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 56 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 4 = 168,
    24/42 = 24 × 4/42 × 4 = 96/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 3 = 168,
    8/56 = 8 × 3/56 × 3 = 24/168
  4. Add the two fractions:
    96/168 + 24/168 = 96 + 24/168 = 120/168
  5. 120/168 simplified gives 5/7
  6. So, 24/42 + 8/56 = 5/7

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