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Add 45/42 and 3/56

1st number: 1 3/42, 2nd number: 3/56

45/42 + 3/56 is 9/8.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 56 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 4 = 168,
    45/42 = 45 × 4/42 × 4 = 180/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 3 = 168,
    3/56 = 3 × 3/56 × 3 = 9/168
  4. Add the two fractions:
    180/168 + 9/168 = 180 + 9/168 = 189/168
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 9/8
  6. In mixed form: 11/8

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