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Add 18/42 and 35/8

1st number: 18/42, 2nd number: 4 3/8

18/42 + 35/8 is 269/56.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 8 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 4 = 168,
    18/42 = 18 × 4/42 × 4 = 72/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 21 = 168,
    35/8 = 35 × 21/8 × 21 = 735/168
  4. Add the two fractions:
    72/168 + 735/168 = 72 + 735/168 = 807/168
  5. 807/168 simplified gives 269/56
  6. So, 18/42 + 35/8 = 269/56
    In mixed form: 445/56

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