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Add 50/9 and 24/8

1st number: 5 5/9, 2nd number: 3 0/8

50/9 + 24/8 is 77/9.

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,
    50/9 = 50 × 8/9 × 8 = 400/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 9 = 72,
    24/8 = 24 × 9/8 × 9 = 216/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    400/72 + 216/72 = 400 + 216/72 = 616/72
  5. 616/72 simplified gives 77/9
  6. So, 50/9 + 24/8 = 77/9
    In mixed form: 85/9

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