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Add 49/9 and 20/8

1st number: 5 4/9, 2nd number: 2 4/8

49/9 + 20/8 is 143/18.

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,
    49/9 = 49 × 8/9 × 8 = 392/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 9 = 72,
    20/8 = 20 × 9/8 × 9 = 180/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    392/72 + 180/72 = 392 + 180/72 = 572/72
  5. 572/72 simplified gives 143/18
  6. So, 49/9 + 20/8 = 143/18
    In mixed form: 717/18

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