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Add 5/56 and 2/12

5/56 + 2/12 is 43/168.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 12 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 3 = 168,
    5/56 = 5 × 3/56 × 3 = 15/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 14 = 168,
    2/12 = 2 × 14/12 × 14 = 28/168
  4. Add the two fractions:
    15/168 + 28/168 = 15 + 28/168 = 43/168

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