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Add 5/2 and 56/42

1st number: 2 1/2, 2nd number: 1 14/42

5/2 + 56/42 is 23/6.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 42 is 42
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 21 = 42,
    5/2 = 5 × 21/2 × 21 = 105/42
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 1 = 42,
    56/42 = 56 × 1/42 × 1 = 56/42
  4. Add the two fractions:
    105/42 + 56/42 = 105 + 56/42 = 161/42
  5. 161/42 simplified gives 23/6
  6. So, 5/2 + 56/42 = 23/6
    In mixed form: 35/6

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