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Add 6/8 and 8/18

6/8 + 8/18 is 43/36.

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,
    6/8 = 6 × 9/8 × 9 = 54/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 4 = 72,
    8/18 = 8 × 4/18 × 4 = 32/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    54/72 + 32/72 = 54 + 32/72 = 86/72
  5. 86/72 simplified gives 43/36
  6. So, 6/8 + 8/18 = 43/36
    In mixed form: 17/36

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