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Add 3/24 and 2/5

3/24 + 2/5 is 21/40.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 5 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 5 = 120,
    3/24 = 3 × 5/24 × 5 = 15/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 24 = 120,
    2/5 = 2 × 24/5 × 24 = 48/120
  4. Add the two fractions:
    15/120 + 48/120 = 15 + 48/120 = 63/120
  5. 63/120 simplified gives 21/40
  6. So, 3/24 + 2/5 = 21/40

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