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Add 5/2 and 15/84

1st number: 2 1/2, 2nd number: 15/84

5/2 + 15/84 is 75/28.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 84 is 84
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 42 = 84,
    5/2 = 5 × 42/2 × 42 = 210/84
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 84 × 1 = 84,
    15/84 = 15 × 1/84 × 1 = 15/84
  4. Add the two fractions:
    210/84 + 15/84 = 210 + 15/84 = 225/84
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 75/28
  6. In mixed form: 219/28

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