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Add 3/28 and 2/5

3/28 + 2/5 is 71/140.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 28 and 5 is 140
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 28 × 5 = 140,
    3/28 = 3 × 5/28 × 5 = 15/140
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 28 = 140,
    2/5 = 2 × 28/5 × 28 = 56/140
  4. Add the two fractions:
    15/140 + 56/140 = 15 + 56/140 = 71/140

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