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Add 5/9 and 35/16

1st number: 5/9, 2nd number: 2 3/16

5/9 + 35/16 is 395/144.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 16 is 144
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 16 = 144,
    5/9 = 5 × 16/9 × 16 = 80/144
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 9 = 144,
    35/16 = 35 × 9/16 × 9 = 315/144
  4. Add the two fractions:
    80/144 + 315/144 = 80 + 315/144 = 395/144
  5. In mixed form: 2107/144

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