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Add 7/42 and 5/56

7/42 + 5/56 is 43/168.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 56 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 4 = 168,
    7/42 = 7 × 4/42 × 4 = 28/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 3 = 168,
    5/56 = 5 × 3/56 × 3 = 15/168
  4. Add the two fractions:
    28/168 + 15/168 = 28 + 15/168 = 43/168

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