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Add 2/5 and 16/35

2/5 + 16/35 is 6/7.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 35 is 35
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 7 = 35,
    2/5 = 2 × 7/5 × 7 = 14/35
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 35 × 1 = 35,
    16/35 = 16 × 1/35 × 1 = 16/35
  4. Add the two fractions:
    14/35 + 16/35 = 14 + 16/35 = 30/35
  5. 30/35 simplified gives 6/7
  6. So, 2/5 + 16/35 = 6/7

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