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Add 50/6 and 12/56

1st number: 8 2/6, 2nd number: 12/56

50/6 + 12/56 is 359/42.

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,
    50/6 = 50 × 28/6 × 28 = 1400/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 3 = 168,
    12/56 = 12 × 3/56 × 3 = 36/168
  4. Add the two fractions:
    1400/168 + 36/168 = 1400 + 36/168 = 1436/168
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 359/42
  6. In mixed form: 823/42

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