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Add 6/8 and 1/9

6/8 + 1/9 is 31/36.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 9 is 72

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 9 = 72,
    6/8 = 6 × 9/8 × 9 = 54/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 8 = 72,
    1/9 = 1 × 8/9 × 8 = 8/72
  4. Add the two like fractions:
    54/72 + 8/72 = 54 + 8/72 = 62/72
  5. 62/72 simplified gives 31/36
  6. So, 6/8 + 1/9 = 31/36

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