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Add 49/9 and 9/4

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

49/9 + 9/4 is 277/36.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 4 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 4 = 36,
    49/9 = 49 × 4/9 × 4 = 196/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 4 × 9 = 36,
    9/4 = 9 × 9/4 × 9 = 81/36
  4. Add the two fractions:
    196/36 + 81/36 = 196 + 81/36 = 277/36
  5. In mixed form: 725/36

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