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Add 7/6 and 72/56

1st number: 1 1/6, 2nd number: 1 16/56

7/6 + 72/56 is 103/42.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 56 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 28 = 168,
    7/6 = 7 × 28/6 × 28 = 196/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 3 = 168,
    72/56 = 72 × 3/56 × 3 = 216/168
  4. Add the two fractions:
    196/168 + 216/168 = 196 + 216/168 = 412/168
  5. 412/168 simplified gives 103/42
  6. So, 7/6 + 72/56 = 103/42
    In mixed form: 219/42

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