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Add 36/20 and 18/56

1st number: 1 16/20, 2nd number: 18/56

36/20 + 18/56 is 297/140.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 56 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 14 = 280,
    36/20 = 36 × 14/20 × 14 = 504/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 5 = 280,
    18/56 = 18 × 5/56 × 5 = 90/280
  4. Add the two fractions:
    504/280 + 90/280 = 504 + 90/280 = 594/280
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 297/140
  6. In mixed form: 217/140

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