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Add 6/56 and 40/18

1st number: 6/56, 2nd number: 2 4/18

6/56 + 40/18 is 587/252.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 18 is 504
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 9 = 504,
    6/56 = 6 × 9/56 × 9 = 54/504
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 28 = 504,
    40/18 = 40 × 28/18 × 28 = 1120/504
  4. Add the two fractions:
    54/504 + 1120/504 = 54 + 1120/504 = 1174/504
  5. 1174/504 simplified gives 587/252
  6. So, 6/56 + 40/18 = 587/252
    In mixed form: 283/252

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