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Add 2/9 and 60/8

1st number: 2/9, 2nd number: 7 4/8

2/9 + 60/8 is 139/18.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 8 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 8 = 72,
    2/9 = 2 × 8/9 × 8 = 16/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 9 = 72,
    60/8 = 60 × 9/8 × 9 = 540/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    16/72 + 540/72 = 16 + 540/72 = 556/72
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 139/18
  6. In mixed form: 713/18

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