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Add 2/24 and 5/9

2/24 + 5/9 is 23/36.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 9 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 3 = 72,
    2/24 = 2 × 3/24 × 3 = 6/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 8 = 72,
    5/9 = 5 × 8/9 × 8 = 40/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    6/72 + 40/72 = 6 + 40/72 = 46/72
  5. 46/72 simplified gives 23/36
  6. So, 2/24 + 5/9 = 23/36

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