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Add 36/9 and 2/5

1st number: 4 0/9, 2nd number: 2/5

36/9 + 2/5 is 22/5.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 5 is 45
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 5 = 45,
    36/9 = 36 × 5/9 × 5 = 180/45
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 9 = 45,
    2/5 = 2 × 9/5 × 9 = 18/45
  4. Add the two fractions:
    180/45 + 18/45 = 180 + 18/45 = 198/45
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 22/5
  6. In mixed form: 42/5

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