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Add 5/6 and 42/56

5/6 + 42/56 is 19/12.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 56 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 28 = 168,
    5/6 = 5 × 28/6 × 28 = 140/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 3 = 168,
    42/56 = 42 × 3/56 × 3 = 126/168
  4. Add the two fractions:
    140/168 + 126/168 = 140 + 126/168 = 266/168
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 19/12
  6. In mixed form: 17/12

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