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Add 6/56 and 12/45

6/56 + 12/45 is 157/420.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 45 is 2520
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 45 = 2520,
    6/56 = 6 × 45/56 × 45 = 270/2520
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 56 = 2520,
    12/45 = 12 × 56/45 × 56 = 672/2520
  4. Add the two fractions:
    270/2520 + 672/2520 = 270 + 672/2520 = 942/2520
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 157/420

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