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1^{st} number: 2 1/2, 2^{nd} number: 5/9

52 + 59 is 5518.

- Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:

LCM of 2 and 9 is**18**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 18 - For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 9 = 18,

52 = 5 × 92 × 9 = 4518 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 2 = 18,

59 = 5 × 29 × 2 = 1018 - Add the two like fractions:

4518 + 1018 = 45 + 1018 = 5518 - So, 5/2 + 5/9 = 55/18

In mixed form: 3118

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