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Add 8/27 and 42/98

8/27 + 42/98 is 137/189.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 27 and 98 is 2646

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 2646
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 27 × 98 = 2646,
    8/27 = 8 × 98/27 × 98 = 784/2646
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 98 × 27 = 2646,
    42/98 = 42 × 27/98 × 27 = 1134/2646
  4. Add the two like fractions:
    784/2646 + 1134/2646 = 784 + 1134/2646 = 1918/2646
  5. 1918/2646 simplified gives 137/189
  6. So, 8/27 + 42/98 = 137/189

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