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Add 81/2 and 70/3

1st number: 40 1/2, 2nd number: 23 1/3

81/2 + 70/3 is 383/6.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 3 is 6
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 3 = 6,
    81/2 = 81 × 3/2 × 3 = 243/6
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 3 × 2 = 6,
    70/3 = 70 × 2/3 × 2 = 140/6
  4. Add the two fractions:
    243/6 + 140/6 = 243 + 140/6 = 383/6
  5. In mixed form: 635/6

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