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Add 15/20 and 5/24

15/20 + 5/24 is 23/24.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 24 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 6 = 120,
    15/20 = 15 × 6/20 × 6 = 90/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 5 = 120,
    5/24 = 5 × 5/24 × 5 = 25/120
  4. Add the two fractions:
    90/120 + 25/120 = 90 + 25/120 = 115/120
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 23/24

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