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Add 12/8 and 42/60

1st number: 1 4/8, 2nd number: 42/60

12/8 + 42/60 is 11/5.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 60 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 15 = 120,
    12/8 = 12 × 15/8 × 15 = 180/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 2 = 120,
    42/60 = 42 × 2/60 × 2 = 84/120
  4. Add the two fractions:
    180/120 + 84/120 = 180 + 84/120 = 264/120
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 11/5
  6. In mixed form: 21/5

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