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Add 5/15 and 27/8

1st number: 5/15, 2nd number: 3 3/8

5/15 + 27/8 is 89/24.

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,
    5/15 = 5 × 8/15 × 8 = 40/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 15 = 120,
    27/8 = 27 × 15/8 × 15 = 405/120
  4. Add the two fractions:
    40/120 + 405/120 = 40 + 405/120 = 445/120
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 89/24
  6. In mixed form: 317/24

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