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Add 35/15 and 5/8

1st number: 2 5/15, 2nd number: 5/8

35/15 + 5/8 is 71/24.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 8 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 8 = 120,
    35/15 = 35 × 8/15 × 8 = 280/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 15 = 120,
    5/8 = 5 × 15/8 × 15 = 75/120
  4. Add the two fractions:
    280/120 + 75/120 = 280 + 75/120 = 355/120
  5. 355/120 simplified gives 71/24
  6. So, 35/15 + 5/8 = 71/24
    In mixed form: 223/24

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