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Add 7/9 and 4/8

7/9 + 4/8 is 23/18.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 8 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 8 = 72,
    7/9 = 7 × 8/9 × 8 = 56/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 9 = 72,
    4/8 = 4 × 9/8 × 9 = 36/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    56/72 + 36/72 = 56 + 36/72 = 92/72
  5. 92/72 simplified gives 23/18
  6. So, 7/9 + 4/8 = 23/18
    In mixed form: 15/18

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