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Add 56/15 and 14/24

1st number: 3 11/15, 2nd number: 14/24

56/15 + 14/24 is 259/60.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 24 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 8 = 120,
    56/15 = 56 × 8/15 × 8 = 448/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 5 = 120,
    14/24 = 14 × 5/24 × 5 = 70/120
  4. Add the two fractions:
    448/120 + 70/120 = 448 + 70/120 = 518/120
  5. 518/120 simplified gives 259/60
  6. So, 56/15 + 14/24 = 259/60
    In mixed form: 419/60

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