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Add 5/3 and 60/56

1st number: 1 2/3, 2nd number: 1 4/56

5/3 + 60/56 is 115/42.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 56 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 56 = 168,
    5/3 = 5 × 56/3 × 56 = 280/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 3 = 168,
    60/56 = 60 × 3/56 × 3 = 180/168
  4. Add the two fractions:
    280/168 + 180/168 = 280 + 180/168 = 460/168
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 115/42
  6. In mixed form: 231/42

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