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Add 42/7 and 9/8

1st number: 6 0/7, 2nd number: 1 1/8

42/7 + 9/8 is 57/8.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 7 and 8 is 56
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 7 × 8 = 56,
    42/7 = 42 × 8/7 × 8 = 336/56
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 7 = 56,
    9/8 = 9 × 7/8 × 7 = 63/56
  4. Add the two fractions:
    336/56 + 63/56 = 336 + 63/56 = 399/56
  5. 399/56 simplified gives 57/8
  6. So, 42/7 + 9/8 = 57/8
    In mixed form: 71/8

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