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Add 72/14 and 8/56

1st number: 5 2/14, 2nd number: 8/56

72/14 + 8/56 is 37/7.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 56 is 56
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 4 = 56,
    72/14 = 72 × 4/14 × 4 = 288/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 1 = 56,
    8/56 = 8 × 1/56 × 1 = 8/56
  4. Add the two fractions:
    288/56 + 8/56 = 288 + 8/56 = 296/56
  5. 296/56 simplified gives 37/7
  6. So, 72/14 + 8/56 = 37/7
    In mixed form: 52/7

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