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Add 3/8 and 20/9

1st number: 3/8, 2nd number: 2 2/9

3/8 + 20/9 is 187/72.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 9 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 9 = 72,
    3/8 = 3 × 9/8 × 9 = 27/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 8 = 72,
    20/9 = 20 × 8/9 × 8 = 160/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    27/72 + 160/72 = 27 + 160/72 = 187/72
  5. In mixed form: 243/72

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