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Add 4/9 and 2/5

4/9 + 2/5 is 38/45.

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,
    4/9 = 4 × 5/9 × 5 = 20/45
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 9 = 45,
    2/5 = 2 × 9/5 × 9 = 18/45
  4. Add the two fractions:
    20/45 + 18/45 = 20 + 18/45 = 38/45

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