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Add 4/8 and 45/9

1st number: 4/8, 2nd number: 5 0/9

4/8 + 45/9 is 11/2.

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,
    45/9 = 45 × 8/9 × 8 = 360/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    36/72 + 360/72 = 36 + 360/72 = 396/72
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 11/2
  6. In mixed form: 51/2

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