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Add 5/12 and 45/56

5/12 + 45/56 is 205/168.

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,
    5/12 = 5 × 14/12 × 14 = 70/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 3 = 168,
    45/56 = 45 × 3/56 × 3 = 135/168
  4. Add the two fractions:
    70/168 + 135/168 = 70 + 135/168 = 205/168
  5. In mixed form: 137/168

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