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Add 4/8 and 42/9

1st number: 4/8, 2nd number: 4 6/9

4/8 + 42/9 is 31/6.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 9 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 9 = 72,
    4/8 = 4 × 9/8 × 9 = 36/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 8 = 72,
    42/9 = 42 × 8/9 × 8 = 336/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    36/72 + 336/72 = 36 + 336/72 = 372/72
  5. 372/72 simplified gives 31/6
  6. So, 4/8 + 42/9 = 31/6
    In mixed form: 51/6

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