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Add 6/8 and 16/9

1st number: 6/8, 2nd number: 1 7/9

6/8 + 16/9 is 91/36.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 9 is 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,
    16/9 = 16 × 8/9 × 8 = 128/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    54/72 + 128/72 = 54 + 128/72 = 182/72
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 91/36
  6. In mixed form: 219/36

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