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Add 2/6 and 15/40

2/6 + 15/40 is 17/24.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 40 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 20 = 120,
    2/6 = 2 × 20/6 × 20 = 40/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 3 = 120,
    15/40 = 15 × 3/40 × 3 = 45/120
  4. Add the two fractions:
    40/120 + 45/120 = 40 + 45/120 = 85/120
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 17/24

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