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Add 42/12 and 7/56

1st number: 3 6/12, 2nd number: 7/56

42/12 + 7/56 is 29/8.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 56 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 14 = 168,
    42/12 = 42 × 14/12 × 14 = 588/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 3 = 168,
    7/56 = 7 × 3/56 × 3 = 21/168
  4. Add the two fractions:
    588/168 + 21/168 = 588 + 21/168 = 609/168
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 29/8
  6. In mixed form: 35/8

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