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Add 1/9 and 42/8

1st number: 1/9, 2nd number: 5 2/8

1/9 + 42/8 is 193/36.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 8 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 8 = 72,
    1/9 = 1 × 8/9 × 8 = 8/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 9 = 72,
    42/8 = 42 × 9/8 × 9 = 378/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    8/72 + 378/72 = 8 + 378/72 = 386/72
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 193/36
  6. In mixed form: 513/36

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