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Add 6/4 and 56/9

1st number: 1 2/4, 2nd number: 6 2/9

6/4 + 56/9 is 139/18.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 9 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 9 = 36,
    6/4 = 6 × 9/4 × 9 = 54/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 4 = 36,
    56/9 = 56 × 4/9 × 4 = 224/36
  4. Add the two fractions:
    54/36 + 224/36 = 54 + 224/36 = 278/36
  5. 278/36 simplified gives 139/18
  6. So, 6/4 + 56/9 = 139/18
    In mixed form: 713/18

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