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Add 5/3 and 6/9

1st number: 1 2/3, 2nd number: 6/9

5/3 + 6/9 is 7/3.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 9 is 9
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 3 = 9,
    5/3 = 5 × 3/3 × 3 = 15/9
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 1 = 9,
    6/9 = 6 × 1/9 × 1 = 6/9
  4. Add the two fractions:
    15/9 + 6/9 = 15 + 6/9 = 21/9
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 7/3
  6. In mixed form: 21/3

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