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Add 8/56 and 3/21

8/56 + 3/21 is 2/7.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 21 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 21 × 8 = 168,
    3/21 = 3 × 8/21 × 8 = 24/168
  4. Add the two fractions:
    24/168 + 24/168 = 24 + 24/168 = 48/168
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 2/7

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