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Add 60/8 and 5/9

1st number: 7 4/8, 2nd number: 5/9

60/8 + 5/9 is 145/18.

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,
    60/8 = 60 × 9/8 × 9 = 540/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 8 = 72,
    5/9 = 5 × 8/9 × 8 = 40/72
  4. Add the two fractions:
    540/72 + 40/72 = 540 + 40/72 = 580/72
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 145/18
  6. In mixed form: 81/18

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