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Add 20/15 and 10/5

1st number: 1 5/15, 2nd number: 2 0/5

20/15 + 10/5 is 10/3.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 5 is 15
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 1 = 15,
    20/15 = 20 × 1/15 × 1 = 20/15
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 3 = 15,
    10/5 = 10 × 3/5 × 3 = 30/15
  4. Add the two fractions:
    20/15 + 30/15 = 20 + 30/15 = 50/15
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 10/3
  6. In mixed form: 31/3

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