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Add 5/18 and 12/56

5/18 + 12/56 is 31/63.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 56 is 504
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 28 = 504,
    5/18 = 5 × 28/18 × 28 = 140/504
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 9 = 504,
    12/56 = 12 × 9/56 × 9 = 108/504
  4. Add the two fractions:
    140/504 + 108/504 = 140 + 108/504 = 248/504
  5. 248/504 simplified gives 31/63
  6. So, 5/18 + 12/56 = 31/63

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