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Add 8/56 and 5/7

8/56 + 5/7 is 6/7.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 7 is 56
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 1 = 56,
    8/56 = 8 × 1/56 × 1 = 8/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 8 = 56,
    5/7 = 5 × 8/7 × 8 = 40/56
  4. Add the two fractions:
    8/56 + 40/56 = 8 + 40/56 = 48/56
  5. 48/56 simplified gives 6/7
  6. So, 8/56 + 5/7 = 6/7

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