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Add 56/12 and 81/72

1st number: 4 8/12, 2nd number: 1 9/72

56/12 + 81/72 is 139/24.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 72 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 6 = 72,
    56/12 = 56 × 6/12 × 6 = 336/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 1 = 72,
    81/72 = 81 × 1/72 × 1 = 81/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    336/72 + 81/72 = 336 + 81/72 = 417/72
  5. 417/72 simplified gives 139/24
  6. So, 56/12 + 81/72 = 139/24
    In mixed form: 519/24

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