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Add 36/56 and 42/20

1st number: 36/56, 2nd number: 2 2/20

36/56 + 42/20 is 96/35.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 20 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 5 = 280,
    36/56 = 36 × 5/56 × 5 = 180/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 14 = 280,
    42/20 = 42 × 14/20 × 14 = 588/280
  4. Add the two fractions:
    180/280 + 588/280 = 180 + 588/280 = 768/280
  5. 768/280 simplified gives 96/35
  6. So, 36/56 + 42/20 = 96/35
    In mixed form: 226/35

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