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Add 50/9 and 9/4

1st number: 5 5/9, 2nd number: 2 1/4

50/9 + 9/4 is 281/36.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 4 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 4 = 36,
    50/9 = 50 × 4/9 × 4 = 200/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 4 × 9 = 36,
    9/4 = 9 × 9/4 × 9 = 81/36
  4. Add the two fractions:
    200/36 + 81/36 = 200 + 81/36 = 281/36
  5. In mixed form: 729/36

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