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Add 8/42 and 56/81

8/42 + 56/81 is 500/567.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 81 is 1134
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 27 = 1134,
    8/42 = 8 × 27/42 × 27 = 216/1134
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 81 × 14 = 1134,
    56/81 = 56 × 14/81 × 14 = 784/1134
  4. Add the two fractions:
    216/1134 + 784/1134 = 216 + 784/1134 = 1000/1134
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 500/567

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