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Add 15/3 and 27/40

1st number: 5 0/3, 2nd number: 27/40

15/3 + 27/40 is 227/40.

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  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 40 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 40 = 120,
    15/3 = 15 × 40/3 × 40 = 600/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 3 = 120,
    27/40 = 27 × 3/40 × 3 = 81/120
  4. Add the two fractions:
    600/120 + 81/120 = 600 + 81/120 = 681/120
  5. 681/120 simplified gives 227/40
  6. So, 15/3 + 27/40 = 227/40
    In mixed form: 527/40

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