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Add 96/56 and 1/21

1st number: 1 40/56, 2nd number: 1/21

96/56 + 1/21 is 37/21.

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,
    96/56 = 96 × 3/56 × 3 = 288/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 21 × 8 = 168,
    1/21 = 1 × 8/21 × 8 = 8/168
  4. Add the two fractions:
    288/168 + 8/168 = 288 + 8/168 = 296/168
  5. 296/168 simplified gives 37/21
  6. So, 96/56 + 1/21 = 37/21
    In mixed form: 116/21

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