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Add 75/42 and 18/56

1st number: 1 33/42, 2nd number: 18/56

75/42 + 18/56 is 59/28.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 56 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 4 = 168,
    75/42 = 75 × 4/42 × 4 = 300/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 3 = 168,
    18/56 = 18 × 3/56 × 3 = 54/168
  4. Add the two fractions:
    300/168 + 54/168 = 300 + 54/168 = 354/168
  5. 354/168 simplified gives 59/28
  6. So, 75/42 + 18/56 = 59/28
    In mixed form: 23/28

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