# How do you simplify (2/15) + (2/5)?

Sep 11, 2015

Convert the terms to equivalent values with a common denominator; then add the (converted) numerators,
to get $\frac{8}{15}$

#### Explanation:

$\frac{2}{15} + \frac{2}{5}$
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXX}} = \frac{2}{15} + \frac{6}{15}$

$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXX}} = \frac{2 + 6}{15}$

$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXX}} = \frac{8}{15}$