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Add 36/3 and 20/56

1st number: 12 0/3, 2nd number: 20/56

36/3 + 20/56 is 173/14.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 56 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 56 = 168,
    36/3 = 36 × 56/3 × 56 = 2016/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 3 = 168,
    20/56 = 20 × 3/56 × 3 = 60/168
  4. Add the two fractions:
    2016/168 + 60/168 = 2016 + 60/168 = 2076/168
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 173/14
  6. In mixed form: 125/14

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