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Add 7/3 and 72/56

1st number: 2 1/3, 2nd number: 1 16/56

7/3 + 72/56 is 76/21.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 56 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 56 = 168,
    7/3 = 7 × 56/3 × 56 = 392/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 3 = 168,
    72/56 = 72 × 3/56 × 3 = 216/168
  4. Add the two fractions:
    392/168 + 216/168 = 392 + 216/168 = 608/168
  5. 608/168 simplified gives 76/21
  6. So, 7/3 + 72/56 = 76/21
    In mixed form: 313/21

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