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Add 42/56 and 1/36

42/56 + 1/36 is 7/9.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 36 is 504
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 9 = 504,
    42/56 = 42 × 9/56 × 9 = 378/504
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 14 = 504,
    1/36 = 1 × 14/36 × 14 = 14/504
  4. Add the two fractions:
    378/504 + 14/504 = 378 + 14/504 = 392/504
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 7/9

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