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Add 15/5 and 20/12

1st number: 3 0/5, 2nd number: 1 8/12

15/5 + 20/12 is 14/3.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 12 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 12 = 60,
    15/5 = 15 × 12/5 × 12 = 180/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 5 = 60,
    20/12 = 20 × 5/12 × 5 = 100/60
  4. Add the two fractions:
    180/60 + 100/60 = 180 + 100/60 = 280/60
  5. 280/60 simplified gives 14/3
  6. So, 15/5 + 20/12 = 14/3
    In mixed form: 42/3

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