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Add 56/42 and 27/72

1st number: 1 14/42, 2nd number: 27/72

56/42 + 27/72 is 41/24.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 72 is 504
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 12 = 504,
    56/42 = 56 × 12/42 × 12 = 672/504
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 7 = 504,
    27/72 = 27 × 7/72 × 7 = 189/504
  4. Add the two fractions:
    672/504 + 189/504 = 672 + 189/504 = 861/504
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 41/24
  6. In mixed form: 117/24

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