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Add 5/9 and 9/8

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

5/9 + 9/8 is 121/72.

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,
    9/8 = 9 × 9/8 × 9 = 81/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    40/72 + 81/72 = 40 + 81/72 = 121/72
  5. In mixed form: 149/72

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