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Add 42/8 and 8/9

1st number: 5 2/8, 2nd number: 8/9

42/8 + 8/9 is 221/36.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 9 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 9 × 8 = 72,
    8/9 = 8 × 8/9 × 8 = 64/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    378/72 + 64/72 = 378 + 64/72 = 442/72
  5. 442/72 simplified gives 221/36
  6. So, 42/8 + 8/9 = 221/36
    In mixed form: 65/36

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