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Add 6/8 and 40/9

1st number: 6/8, 2nd number: 4 4/9

6/8 + 40/9 is 187/36.

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,
    6/8 = 6 × 9/8 × 9 = 54/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 8 = 72,
    40/9 = 40 × 8/9 × 8 = 320/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    54/72 + 320/72 = 54 + 320/72 = 374/72
  5. 374/72 simplified gives 187/36
  6. So, 6/8 + 40/9 = 187/36
    In mixed form: 57/36

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