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Add 56/18 and 40/24

1st number: 3 2/18, 2nd number: 1 16/24

56/18 + 40/24 is 43/9.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 24 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 4 = 72,
    56/18 = 56 × 4/18 × 4 = 224/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 3 = 72,
    40/24 = 40 × 3/24 × 3 = 120/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    224/72 + 120/72 = 224 + 120/72 = 344/72
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 43/9
  6. In mixed form: 47/9

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