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Add 8/5 and 3/9

1st number: 1 3/5, 2nd number: 3/9

8/5 + 3/9 is 29/15.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 9 is 45
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 9 = 45,
    8/5 = 8 × 9/5 × 9 = 72/45
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 5 = 45,
    3/9 = 3 × 5/9 × 5 = 15/45
  4. Add the two fractions:
    72/45 + 15/45 = 72 + 15/45 = 87/45
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 29/15
  6. In mixed form: 114/15

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