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Add 15/56 and 5/60

15/56 + 5/60 is 59/168.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 60 is 840
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 15 = 840,
    15/56 = 15 × 15/56 × 15 = 225/840
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 14 = 840,
    5/60 = 5 × 14/60 × 14 = 70/840
  4. Add the two fractions:
    225/840 + 70/840 = 225 + 70/840 = 295/840
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 59/168

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