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Add 2/5 and 14/9

1st number: 2/5, 2nd number: 1 5/9

2/5 + 14/9 is 88/45.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 9 is 45
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 9 = 45,
    2/5 = 2 × 9/5 × 9 = 18/45
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 5 = 45,
    14/9 = 14 × 5/9 × 5 = 70/45
  4. Add the two fractions:
    18/45 + 70/45 = 18 + 70/45 = 88/45
  5. In mixed form: 143/45

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