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Add 5/15 and 20/5

1st number: 5/15, 2nd number: 4 0/5

5/15 + 20/5 is 13/3.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 5 is 15
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 1 = 15,
    5/15 = 5 × 1/15 × 1 = 5/15
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 3 = 15,
    20/5 = 20 × 3/5 × 3 = 60/15
  4. Add the two fractions:
    5/15 + 60/15 = 5 + 60/15 = 65/15
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 13/3
  6. In mixed form: 41/3

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