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Add 7/42 and 56/10

1st number: 7/42, 2nd number: 5 6/10

7/42 + 56/10 is 173/30.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 10 is 210
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 5 = 210,
    7/42 = 7 × 5/42 × 5 = 35/210
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 21 = 210,
    56/10 = 56 × 21/10 × 21 = 1176/210
  4. Add the two fractions:
    35/210 + 1176/210 = 35 + 1176/210 = 1211/210
  5. 1211/210 simplified gives 173/30
  6. So, 7/42 + 56/10 = 173/30
    In mixed form: 523/30

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