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Add 5/9 and 27/8

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

5/9 + 27/8 is 283/72.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 8 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 8 = 72,
    5/9 = 5 × 8/9 × 8 = 40/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 9 = 72,
    27/8 = 27 × 9/8 × 9 = 243/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    40/72 + 243/72 = 40 + 243/72 = 283/72
  5. In mixed form: 367/72

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