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Add 6/2 and 2/5

1st number: 3 0/2, 2nd number: 2/5

6/2 + 2/5 is 17/5.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 5 is 10
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 5 = 10,
    6/2 = 6 × 5/2 × 5 = 30/10
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 2 = 10,
    2/5 = 2 × 2/5 × 2 = 4/10
  4. Add the two fractions:
    30/10 + 4/10 = 30 + 4/10 = 34/10
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 17/5
  6. In mixed form: 32/5

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