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Add 15/5 and 70/30

1st number: 3 0/5, 2nd number: 2 10/30

15/5 + 70/30 is 16/3.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 30 is 30
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 6 = 30,
    15/5 = 15 × 6/5 × 6 = 90/30
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 1 = 30,
    70/30 = 70 × 1/30 × 1 = 70/30
  4. Add the two fractions:
    90/30 + 70/30 = 90 + 70/30 = 160/30
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 16/3
  6. In mixed form: 51/3

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