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Add 7/3 and 2/5

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

7/3 + 2/5 is 41/15.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 5 is 15
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 5 = 15,
    7/3 = 7 × 5/3 × 5 = 35/15
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 3 = 15,
    2/5 = 2 × 3/5 × 3 = 6/15
  4. Add the two fractions:
    35/15 + 6/15 = 35 + 6/15 = 41/15
  5. In mixed form: 211/15

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