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Add 3/42 and 8/56

3/42 + 8/56 is 3/14.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 56 is 168

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 4 = 168,
    3/42 = 3 × 4/42 × 4 = 12/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 3 = 168,
    8/56 = 8 × 3/56 × 3 = 24/168
  4. Add the two like fractions:
    12/168 + 24/168 = 12 + 24/168 = 36/168
  5. 36/168 simplified gives 3/14
  6. So, 3/42 + 8/56 = 3/14

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