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Add 56/12 and 18/24

1st number: 4 8/12, 2nd number: 18/24

56/12 + 18/24 is 65/12.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 24 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 2 = 24,
    56/12 = 56 × 2/12 × 2 = 112/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 1 = 24,
    18/24 = 18 × 1/24 × 1 = 18/24
  4. Add the two fractions:
    112/24 + 18/24 = 112 + 18/24 = 130/24
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 65/12
  6. In mixed form: 55/12

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