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Add 18/84 and 35/8

1st number: 18/84, 2nd number: 4 3/8

18/84 + 35/8 is 257/56.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 8 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 2 = 168,
    18/84 = 18 × 2/84 × 2 = 36/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 21 = 168,
    35/8 = 35 × 21/8 × 21 = 735/168
  4. Add the two fractions:
    36/168 + 735/168 = 36 + 735/168 = 771/168
  5. 771/168 simplified gives 257/56
  6. So, 18/84 + 35/8 = 257/56
    In mixed form: 433/56

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