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Add 4/8 and 4/9

4/8 + 4/9 is 17/18.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 9 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 9 = 72,
    4/8 = 4 × 9/8 × 9 = 36/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 8 = 72,
    4/9 = 4 × 8/9 × 8 = 32/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    36/72 + 32/72 = 36 + 32/72 = 68/72
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 17/18

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