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1^{st} number: 2 2/3, 2^{nd} number: 2/6

83 + 26 is 31.

- Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:

LCM of 3 and 6 is**6**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 6 - For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 2 = 6,

83 = 8 × 23 × 2 = 166 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 1 = 6,

26 = 2 × 16 × 1 = 26 - Add the two like fractions:

166 + 26 = 16 + 26 = 186 - 18/6 simplified gives 31
- So, 8/3 + 2/6 = 3/1

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