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Add 42/18 and 8/9

1st number: 2 6/18, 2nd number: 8/9

42/18 + 8/9 is 29/9.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 9 is 18
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 1 = 18,
    42/18 = 42 × 1/18 × 1 = 42/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 2 = 18,
    8/9 = 8 × 2/9 × 2 = 16/18
  4. Add the two fractions:
    42/18 + 16/18 = 42 + 16/18 = 58/18
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 29/9
  6. In mixed form: 32/9

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