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Add 56/30 and 42/18

1st number: 1 26/30, 2nd number: 2 6/18

56/30 + 42/18 is 21/5.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 30 and 18 is 90
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 30 × 3 = 90,
    56/30 = 56 × 3/30 × 3 = 168/90
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 5 = 90,
    42/18 = 42 × 5/18 × 5 = 210/90
  4. Add the two fractions:
    168/90 + 210/90 = 168 + 210/90 = 378/90
  5. 378/90 simplified gives 21/5
  6. So, 56/30 + 42/18 = 21/5
    In mixed form: 41/5

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