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Add 1/8 and 36/45

1/8 + 36/45 is 37/40.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 45 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 45 = 360,
    1/8 = 1 × 45/8 × 45 = 45/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 8 = 360,
    36/45 = 36 × 8/45 × 8 = 288/360
  4. Add the two fractions:
    45/360 + 288/360 = 45 + 288/360 = 333/360
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 37/40

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