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Add 42/8 and 5/36

1st number: 5 2/8, 2nd number: 5/36

42/8 + 5/36 is 97/18.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 36 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 36 × 2 = 72,
    5/36 = 5 × 2/36 × 2 = 10/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    378/72 + 10/72 = 378 + 10/72 = 388/72
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 97/18
  6. In mixed form: 57/18

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