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Add 5/3 and 9/8

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

5/3 + 9/8 is 67/24.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 8 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 8 = 24,
    5/3 = 5 × 8/3 × 8 = 40/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 3 = 24,
    9/8 = 9 × 3/8 × 3 = 27/24
  4. Add the two fractions:
    40/24 + 27/24 = 40 + 27/24 = 67/24
  5. In mixed form: 219/24

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