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Add 10/8 and 42/45

1st number: 1 2/8, 2nd number: 42/45

10/8 + 42/45 is 131/60.

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,
    10/8 = 10 × 45/8 × 45 = 450/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 8 = 360,
    42/45 = 42 × 8/45 × 8 = 336/360
  4. Add the two fractions:
    450/360 + 336/360 = 450 + 336/360 = 786/360
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 131/60
  6. In mixed form: 211/60

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