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Add 5/8 and 21/9

1st number: 5/8, 2nd number: 2 3/9

5/8 + 21/9 is 71/24.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 9 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 9 = 72,
    5/8 = 5 × 9/8 × 9 = 45/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 8 = 72,
    21/9 = 21 × 8/9 × 8 = 168/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    45/72 + 168/72 = 45 + 168/72 = 213/72
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 71/24
  6. In mixed form: 223/24

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