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Add 56/42 and 18/24

1st number: 1 14/42, 2nd number: 18/24

56/42 + 18/24 is 25/12.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 24 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 4 = 168,
    56/42 = 56 × 4/42 × 4 = 224/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 7 = 168,
    18/24 = 18 × 7/24 × 7 = 126/168
  4. Add the two fractions:
    224/168 + 126/168 = 224 + 126/168 = 350/168
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 25/12
  6. In mixed form: 21/12

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