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Add 56/42 and 45/24

1st number: 1 14/42, 2nd number: 1 21/24

56/42 + 45/24 is 77/24.

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,
    45/24 = 45 × 7/24 × 7 = 315/168
  4. Add the two fractions:
    224/168 + 315/168 = 224 + 315/168 = 539/168
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 77/24
  6. In mixed form: 35/24

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