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Add 3/2 and 8/9

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

3/2 + 8/9 is 43/18.

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,
    3/2 = 3 × 9/2 × 9 = 27/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 2 = 18,
    8/9 = 8 × 2/9 × 2 = 16/18
  4. Add the two fractions:
    27/18 + 16/18 = 27 + 16/18 = 43/18
  5. In mixed form: 27/18

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