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Add 5/9 and 6/8

5/9 + 6/8 is 47/36.

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,
    6/8 = 6 × 9/8 × 9 = 54/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    40/72 + 54/72 = 40 + 54/72 = 94/72
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 47/36
  6. In mixed form: 111/36

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