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Add 8/56 and 2/42

8/56 + 2/42 is 4/21.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 42 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 3 = 168,
    8/56 = 8 × 3/56 × 3 = 24/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 4 = 168,
    2/42 = 2 × 4/42 × 4 = 8/168
  4. Add the two fractions:
    24/168 + 8/168 = 24 + 8/168 = 32/168
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 4/21

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