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Add 15/3 and 6/40

1st number: 5 0/3, 2nd number: 6/40

15/3 + 6/40 is 103/20.

Steps for adding fractions

  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,
    6/40 = 6 × 3/40 × 3 = 18/120
  4. Add the two fractions:
    600/120 + 18/120 = 600 + 18/120 = 618/120
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 103/20
  6. In mixed form: 53/20

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