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Add 3/15 and 84/9

1st number: 3/15, 2nd number: 9 3/9

3/15 + 84/9 is 143/15.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 9 is 45
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 3 = 45,
    3/15 = 3 × 3/15 × 3 = 9/45
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 5 = 45,
    84/9 = 84 × 5/9 × 5 = 420/45
  4. Add the two fractions:
    9/45 + 420/45 = 9 + 420/45 = 429/45
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 143/15
  6. In mixed form: 98/15

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