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Add 8/9 and 1/5

8/9 + 1/5 is 49/45.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 5 is 45
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 5 = 45,
    8/9 = 8 × 5/9 × 5 = 40/45
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 9 = 45,
    1/5 = 1 × 9/5 × 9 = 9/45
  4. Add the two fractions:
    40/45 + 9/45 = 40 + 9/45 = 49/45
  5. In mixed form: 14/45

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