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Add 56/8 and 25/36

1st number: 7 0/8, 2nd number: 25/36

56/8 + 25/36 is 277/36.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 36 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 9 = 72,
    56/8 = 56 × 9/8 × 9 = 504/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 2 = 72,
    25/36 = 25 × 2/36 × 2 = 50/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    504/72 + 50/72 = 504 + 50/72 = 554/72
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 277/36
  6. In mixed form: 725/36

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