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Add 42/15 and 30/27

1st number: 2 12/15, 2nd number: 1 3/27

42/15 + 30/27 is 176/45.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 27 is 135
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 9 = 135,
    42/15 = 42 × 9/15 × 9 = 378/135
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 5 = 135,
    30/27 = 30 × 5/27 × 5 = 150/135
  4. Add the two fractions:
    378/135 + 150/135 = 378 + 150/135 = 528/135
  5. 528/135 simplified gives 176/45
  6. So, 42/15 + 30/27 = 176/45
    In mixed form: 341/45

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