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Add 5/24 and 7/9

5/24 + 7/9 is 71/72.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 9 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 3 = 72,
    5/24 = 5 × 3/24 × 3 = 15/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 8 = 72,
    7/9 = 7 × 8/9 × 8 = 56/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    15/72 + 56/72 = 15 + 56/72 = 71/72

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