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Add 54/2 and 5/15

1st number: 27 0/2, 2nd number: 5/15

54/2 + 5/15 is 82/3.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 15 is 30
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 15 = 30,
    54/2 = 54 × 15/2 × 15 = 810/30
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 15 × 2 = 30,
    5/15 = 5 × 2/15 × 2 = 10/30
  4. Add the two fractions:
    810/30 + 10/30 = 810 + 10/30 = 820/30
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 82/3
  6. In mixed form: 271/3

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