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Add 5/42 and 6/56

5/42 + 6/56 is 19/84.

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,
    5/42 = 5 × 4/42 × 4 = 20/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 3 = 168,
    6/56 = 6 × 3/56 × 3 = 18/168
  4. Add the two fractions:
    20/168 + 18/168 = 20 + 18/168 = 38/168
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 19/84

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