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Add 21/9 and 4/8

1st number: 2 3/9, 2nd number: 4/8

21/9 + 4/8 is 17/6.

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,
    21/9 = 21 × 8/9 × 8 = 168/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 9 = 72,
    4/8 = 4 × 9/8 × 9 = 36/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    168/72 + 36/72 = 168 + 36/72 = 204/72
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 17/6
  6. In mixed form: 25/6

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