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Add 8/2 and 7/9

1st number: 4 0/2, 2nd number: 7/9

8/2 + 7/9 is 43/9.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 9 is 18
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 9 = 18,
    8/2 = 8 × 9/2 × 9 = 72/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 2 = 18,
    7/9 = 7 × 2/9 × 2 = 14/18
  4. Add the two fractions:
    72/18 + 14/18 = 72 + 14/18 = 86/18
  5. 86/18 simplified gives 43/9
  6. So, 8/2 + 7/9 = 43/9
    In mixed form: 47/9

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