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Add 42/6 and 40/9

1st number: 7 0/6, 2nd number: 4 4/9

42/6 + 40/9 is 103/9.

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,
    42/6 = 42 × 3/6 × 3 = 126/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 2 = 18,
    40/9 = 40 × 2/9 × 2 = 80/18
  4. Add the two fractions:
    126/18 + 80/18 = 126 + 80/18 = 206/18
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 103/9
  6. In mixed form: 114/9

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