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Add 40/6 and 12/9

1st number: 6 4/6, 2nd number: 1 3/9

40/6 + 12/9 is 8/1.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 9 is 18
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 3 = 18,
    40/6 = 40 × 3/6 × 3 = 120/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 2 = 18,
    12/9 = 12 × 2/9 × 2 = 24/18
  4. Add the two fractions:
    120/18 + 24/18 = 120 + 24/18 = 144/18
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 8/1

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