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Add 24/9 and 21/24

1st number: 2 6/9, 2nd number: 21/24

24/9 + 21/24 is 85/24.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 24 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 8 = 72,
    24/9 = 24 × 8/9 × 8 = 192/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 3 = 72,
    21/24 = 21 × 3/24 × 3 = 63/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    192/72 + 63/72 = 192 + 63/72 = 255/72
  5. 255/72 simplified gives 85/24
  6. So, 24/9 + 21/24 = 85/24
    In mixed form: 313/24

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