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Add 15/40 and 96/30

1st number: 15/40, 2nd number: 3 6/30

15/40 + 96/30 is 143/40.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 30 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 3 = 120,
    15/40 = 15 × 3/40 × 3 = 45/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 4 = 120,
    96/30 = 96 × 4/30 × 4 = 384/120
  4. Add the two fractions:
    45/120 + 384/120 = 45 + 384/120 = 429/120
  5. 429/120 simplified gives 143/40
  6. So, 15/40 + 96/30 = 143/40
    In mixed form: 323/40

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