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    What is 5/9 plus 1/8?

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    5/9 + 1/8 as a fraction provides the detailed information about what is the sum of 5/9 and 1/8 in fraction and decimal form, and the answer with steps to understand how it is being calculated by using different methods.

    5/9+1/8 equals to
    5/9 + 1/8 = 49/72
    Hence, 5/9 + 1/8 is equal to 49/72.
    where
    5/9 is a fraction as an addend,
    1/8 is a fraction as an addend,
    49/72 is the sum of 5/9 and 1/8.

    5/9 plus 1/8 as a decimal
    5/9 + 1/8 = 49/72
    49/72 = 0.6806
    Hence, 5/9+1/8 can be written as 0.6806 in decimal.
    where
    0.6806 is the sum of 5/9 and 1/8.

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    How-to: 5/9 + 1/8 = ?

    The below workout with step by step calculation for adding 5/9 to 1/8 shows how to find what is the sum of 5/9 and 1/8. The sum of fractions 5/9 plus 1/8 can be obtained by using anyone of the two methods below:
    1. LCM method,
    2. Cross multiplication method.

    Problem and Workout - LCM Method:
    What is 5/9 plus 1/8 as a fraction?

    step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
    Input:
    Fraction A: 5/9
    Fraction B: 1/8

    What to be found?
    5/9+1/8 = ?
    Find what's the sum of 5/9 and 1/8.


    step 2 Compare the denominators of fractions 5/9 and 1/8 to identify whether it is a like or unlike fraction addition. Since the denominators of given fractions 5/9 and 1/8 are not equal, it is said to be unlike fractions addition.

    step 3For unlike fractions addition, find the LCM (least common multiple) of both denominators of fractions 5/9 and 1/8:
    The LCM of 9 and 8 is 72.


    step 4 Write the fractions 5/9 and 1/8 in the addition expression form and multiply LCM with all the numerators and denominators of both fractions.
    =5/9+1/8
    =(5 x 72)/(9 x 72)+(1 x 72)/(8 x 72)


    step 5 Simplify the expression to have common denominator:
    =40/72+9/72


    step 6 Take the common values out and rewrite the above expression like the below:
    =1/72 x (40/1+9/1)
    =1/72 x (40 + 9)


    step 7Simplify the above expression further:
    =1/72 x 49
    =49/72
    5/9+1/8=49/72

    Hence,
    5/9 plus 1/8 equals to 49/72 in fraction.



    Problem and Workout - Cross Multiplication Method
    step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
    Input:
    Fraction A: 5/9
    Fraction B: 1/8

    What to be found?
    5/9+1/8 = ?
    Find what's the sum of 5/9 and 1/8.

    step 2 Find the product of numerator of Fraction A and denominator of Fraction B (5 x 8), find the product of numerator of Fraction B and denominator of Fraction A (1 x 9), and find the product of both denominators of Fraction A and Fraction B (9 x 8) and rewrite the equation as like the below:
    = (5 x 8) + (1 x 9)/(9 x 8)

    step 3 Simplify and rewrite the fraction:
    = (40 + 9)/72
    5/9+1/8 = 49/72
    Hence,
    5/9 plus 1/8 = 49/72

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