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1^{st} number: 2/3, 2^{nd} number: 1 2/6

23 + 86 is 21.

- Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:

LCM of 3 and 6 is**6**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 6 - For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 2 = 6,

23 = 2 × 23 × 2 = 46 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 1 = 6,

86 = 8 × 16 × 1 = 86 - Add the two like fractions:

46 + 86 = 4 + 86 = 126 - 12/6 simplified gives 21
- So, 2/3 + 8/6 = 2/1

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