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Add 50/3 and 72/8

1st number: 16 2/3, 2nd number: 9 0/8

50/3 + 72/8 is 77/3.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 8 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 8 = 24,
    50/3 = 50 × 8/3 × 8 = 400/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 3 = 24,
    72/8 = 72 × 3/8 × 3 = 216/24
  4. Add the two fractions:
    400/24 + 216/24 = 400 + 216/24 = 616/24
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 77/3
  6. In mixed form: 252/3

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