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Add 45/24 and 42/56

1st number: 1 21/24, 2nd number: 42/56

45/24 + 42/56 is 21/8.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 56 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 7 = 168,
    45/24 = 45 × 7/24 × 7 = 315/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 3 = 168,
    42/56 = 42 × 3/56 × 3 = 126/168
  4. Add the two fractions:
    315/168 + 126/168 = 315 + 126/168 = 441/168
  5. 441/168 simplified gives 21/8
  6. So, 45/24 + 42/56 = 21/8
    In mixed form: 25/8

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