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Add 42/5 and 56/10

1st number: 8 2/5, 2nd number: 5 6/10

42/5 + 56/10 is 14/1.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 10 is 10
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 2 = 10,
    42/5 = 42 × 2/5 × 2 = 84/10
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 1 = 10,
    56/10 = 56 × 1/10 × 1 = 56/10
  4. Add the two fractions:
    84/10 + 56/10 = 84 + 56/10 = 140/10
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 14/1

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