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Add 36/42 and 4/9

36/42 + 4/9 is 82/63.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 9 is 126
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 3 = 126,
    36/42 = 36 × 3/42 × 3 = 108/126
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 14 = 126,
    4/9 = 4 × 14/9 × 14 = 56/126
  4. Add the two fractions:
    108/126 + 56/126 = 108 + 56/126 = 164/126
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 82/63
  6. In mixed form: 119/63

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