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Add 50/9 and 16/45

1st number: 5 5/9, 2nd number: 16/45

50/9 + 16/45 is 266/45.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 45 is 45
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 5 = 45,
    50/9 = 50 × 5/9 × 5 = 250/45
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 1 = 45,
    16/45 = 16 × 1/45 × 1 = 16/45
  4. Add the two fractions:
    250/45 + 16/45 = 250 + 16/45 = 266/45
  5. In mixed form: 541/45

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