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Add 72/56 and 18/30

1st number: 1 16/56, 2nd number: 18/30

72/56 + 18/30 is 66/35.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 30 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 30 × 28 = 840,
    18/30 = 18 × 28/30 × 28 = 504/840
  4. Add the two fractions:
    1080/840 + 504/840 = 1080 + 504/840 = 1584/840
  5. 1584/840 simplified gives 66/35
  6. So, 72/56 + 18/30 = 66/35
    In mixed form: 131/35

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