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Add 2/15 and 84/20

1st number: 2/15, 2nd number: 4 4/20

2/15 + 84/20 is 13/3.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 20 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 4 = 60,
    2/15 = 2 × 4/15 × 4 = 8/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 3 = 60,
    84/20 = 84 × 3/20 × 3 = 252/60
  4. Add the two fractions:
    8/60 + 252/60 = 8 + 252/60 = 260/60
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 13/3
  6. In mixed form: 41/3

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