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Add 72/56 and 12/60

1st number: 1 16/56, 2nd number: 12/60

72/56 + 12/60 is 52/35.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 60 is 840
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 15 = 840,
    72/56 = 72 × 15/56 × 15 = 1080/840
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 14 = 840,
    12/60 = 12 × 14/60 × 14 = 168/840
  4. Add the two fractions:
    1080/840 + 168/840 = 1080 + 168/840 = 1248/840
  5. 1248/840 simplified gives 52/35
  6. So, 72/56 + 12/60 = 52/35
    In mixed form: 117/35

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