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Add 84/8 and 40/9

1st number: 10 4/8, 2nd number: 4 4/9

84/8 + 40/9 is 269/18.

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,
    84/8 = 84 × 9/8 × 9 = 756/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 8 = 72,
    40/9 = 40 × 8/9 × 8 = 320/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    756/72 + 320/72 = 756 + 320/72 = 1076/72
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 269/18
  6. In mixed form: 1417/18

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