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Add 50/12 and 6/56

1st number: 4 2/12, 2nd number: 6/56

50/12 + 6/56 is 359/84.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 56 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 14 = 168,
    50/12 = 50 × 14/12 × 14 = 700/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 3 = 168,
    6/56 = 6 × 3/56 × 3 = 18/168
  4. Add the two fractions:
    700/168 + 18/168 = 700 + 18/168 = 718/168
  5. 718/168 simplified gives 359/84
  6. So, 50/12 + 6/56 = 359/84
    In mixed form: 423/84

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