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Add 15/20 and 5/16

15/20 + 5/16 is 17/16.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 16 is 80
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 4 = 80,
    15/20 = 15 × 4/20 × 4 = 60/80
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 5 = 80,
    5/16 = 5 × 5/16 × 5 = 25/80
  4. Add the two fractions:
    60/80 + 25/80 = 60 + 25/80 = 85/80
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 17/16
  6. In mixed form: 11/16

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