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Add 3/24 and 5/15

3/24 + 5/15 is 11/24.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 15 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 15 × 8 = 120,
    5/15 = 5 × 8/15 × 8 = 40/120
  4. Add the two fractions:
    15/120 + 40/120 = 15 + 40/120 = 55/120
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 11/24

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