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Add 42/45 and 4/18

42/45 + 4/18 is 52/45.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 45 and 18 is 90
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 45 × 2 = 90,
    42/45 = 42 × 2/45 × 2 = 84/90
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 5 = 90,
    4/18 = 4 × 5/18 × 5 = 20/90
  4. Add the two fractions:
    84/90 + 20/90 = 84 + 20/90 = 104/90
  5. 104/90 simplified gives 52/45
  6. So, 42/45 + 4/18 = 52/45
    In mixed form: 17/45

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