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Add 5/15 and 35/16

1st number: 5/15, 2nd number: 2 3/16

5/15 + 35/16 is 121/48.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 16 is 240
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 16 = 240,
    5/15 = 5 × 16/15 × 16 = 80/240
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 15 = 240,
    35/16 = 35 × 15/16 × 15 = 525/240
  4. Add the two fractions:
    80/240 + 525/240 = 80 + 525/240 = 605/240
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 121/48
  6. In mixed form: 225/48

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