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Add 56/42 and 20/28

1st number: 1 14/42, 2nd number: 20/28

56/42 + 20/28 is 43/21.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 28 is 84
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 2 = 84,
    56/42 = 56 × 2/42 × 2 = 112/84
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 28 × 3 = 84,
    20/28 = 20 × 3/28 × 3 = 60/84
  4. Add the two fractions:
    112/84 + 60/84 = 112 + 60/84 = 172/84
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 43/21
  6. In mixed form: 21/21

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