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Add 42/8 and 35/18

1st number: 5 2/8, 2nd number: 1 17/18

42/8 + 35/18 is 259/36.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 18 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 9 = 72,
    42/8 = 42 × 9/8 × 9 = 378/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 4 = 72,
    35/18 = 35 × 4/18 × 4 = 140/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    378/72 + 140/72 = 378 + 140/72 = 518/72
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 259/36
  6. In mixed form: 77/36

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