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Add 72/42 and 56/16

1st number: 1 30/42, 2nd number: 3 8/16

72/42 + 56/16 is 73/14.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 16 is 336
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 8 = 336,
    72/42 = 72 × 8/42 × 8 = 576/336
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 21 = 336,
    56/16 = 56 × 21/16 × 21 = 1176/336
  4. Add the two fractions:
    576/336 + 1176/336 = 576 + 1176/336 = 1752/336
  5. 1752/336 simplified gives 73/14
  6. So, 72/42 + 56/16 = 73/14
    In mixed form: 53/14

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