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Add 12/49 and 42/60

12/49 + 42/60 is 463/490.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 49 and 60 is 2940
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 49 × 60 = 2940,
    12/49 = 12 × 60/49 × 60 = 720/2940
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 49 = 2940,
    42/60 = 42 × 49/60 × 49 = 2058/2940
  4. Add the two fractions:
    720/2940 + 2058/2940 = 720 + 2058/2940 = 2778/2940
  5. 2778/2940 simplified gives 463/490
  6. So, 12/49 + 42/60 = 463/490

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