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Add 2/8 and 7/9

2/8 + 7/9 is 37/36.

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,
    2/8 = 2 × 9/8 × 9 = 18/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 8 = 72,
    7/9 = 7 × 8/9 × 8 = 56/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    18/72 + 56/72 = 18 + 56/72 = 74/72
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 37/36
  6. In mixed form: 11/36

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