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Add 10/9 and 42/16

1st number: 1 1/9, 2nd number: 2 10/16

10/9 + 42/16 is 269/72.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 16 is 144
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 16 = 144,
    10/9 = 10 × 16/9 × 16 = 160/144
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 9 = 144,
    42/16 = 42 × 9/16 × 9 = 378/144
  4. Add the two fractions:
    160/144 + 378/144 = 160 + 378/144 = 538/144
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 269/72
  6. In mixed form: 353/72

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