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Add 8/3 and 21/8

1st number: 2 2/3, 2nd number: 2 5/8

8/3 + 21/8 is 127/24.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 8 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 8 = 24,
    8/3 = 8 × 8/3 × 8 = 64/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 3 = 24,
    21/8 = 21 × 3/8 × 3 = 63/24
  4. Add the two fractions:
    64/24 + 63/24 = 64 + 63/24 = 127/24
  5. In mixed form: 57/24

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