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Add 35/4 and 42/45

1st number: 8 3/4, 2nd number: 42/45

35/4 + 42/45 is 581/60.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 45 is 180
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 45 = 180,
    35/4 = 35 × 45/4 × 45 = 1575/180
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 4 = 180,
    42/45 = 42 × 4/45 × 4 = 168/180
  4. Add the two fractions:
    1575/180 + 168/180 = 1575 + 168/180 = 1743/180
  5. 1743/180 simplified gives 581/60
  6. So, 35/4 + 42/45 = 581/60
    In mixed form: 941/60

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