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Add 35/2 and 8/9

1st number: 17 1/2, 2nd number: 8/9

35/2 + 8/9 is 331/18.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 9 is 18
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 9 = 18,
    35/2 = 35 × 9/2 × 9 = 315/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 2 = 18,
    8/9 = 8 × 2/9 × 2 = 16/18
  4. Add the two fractions:
    315/18 + 16/18 = 315 + 16/18 = 331/18
  5. In mixed form: 187/18

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