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Add 42/8 and 27/45

1st number: 5 2/8, 2nd number: 27/45

42/8 + 27/45 is 117/20.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 45 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 45 = 360,
    42/8 = 42 × 45/8 × 45 = 1890/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 8 = 360,
    27/45 = 27 × 8/45 × 8 = 216/360
  4. Add the two fractions:
    1890/360 + 216/360 = 1890 + 216/360 = 2106/360
  5. 2106/360 simplified gives 117/20
  6. So, 42/8 + 27/45 = 117/20
    In mixed form: 517/20

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