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Add 56/42 and 12/15

1st number: 1 14/42, 2nd number: 12/15

56/42 + 12/15 is 32/15.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 15 is 210
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 5 = 210,
    56/42 = 56 × 5/42 × 5 = 280/210
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 15 × 14 = 210,
    12/15 = 12 × 14/15 × 14 = 168/210
  4. Add the two fractions:
    280/210 + 168/210 = 280 + 168/210 = 448/210
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 32/15
  6. In mixed form: 22/15

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