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Add 4/8 and 5/9

4/8 + 5/9 is 19/18.

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,
    5/9 = 5 × 8/9 × 8 = 40/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    36/72 + 40/72 = 36 + 40/72 = 76/72
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 19/18
  6. In mixed form: 11/18

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