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Add 10/15 and 21/4

1st number: 10/15, 2nd number: 5 1/4

10/15 + 21/4 is 71/12.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 4 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 4 = 60,
    10/15 = 10 × 4/15 × 4 = 40/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 4 × 15 = 60,
    21/4 = 21 × 15/4 × 15 = 315/60
  4. Add the two fractions:
    40/60 + 315/60 = 40 + 315/60 = 355/60
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 71/12
  6. In mixed form: 511/12

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