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Add 56/24 and 27/72

1st number: 2 8/24, 2nd number: 27/72

56/24 + 27/72 is 65/24.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 72 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 3 = 72,
    56/24 = 56 × 3/24 × 3 = 168/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 1 = 72,
    27/72 = 27 × 1/72 × 1 = 27/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    168/72 + 27/72 = 168 + 27/72 = 195/72
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 65/24
  6. In mixed form: 217/24

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