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Add 5/3 and 8/45

1st number: 1 2/3, 2nd number: 8/45

5/3 + 8/45 is 83/45.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 45 is 45
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 15 = 45,
    5/3 = 5 × 15/3 × 15 = 75/45
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 1 = 45,
    8/45 = 8 × 1/45 × 1 = 8/45
  4. Add the two fractions:
    75/45 + 8/45 = 75 + 8/45 = 83/45
  5. In mixed form: 138/45

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