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Add 15/24 and 3/5

15/24 + 3/5 is 49/40.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 5 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 5 = 120,
    15/24 = 15 × 5/24 × 5 = 75/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 24 = 120,
    3/5 = 3 × 24/5 × 24 = 72/120
  4. Add the two fractions:
    75/120 + 72/120 = 75 + 72/120 = 147/120
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 49/40
  6. In mixed form: 19/40

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