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Add 15/8 and 60/42

1st number: 1 7/8, 2nd number: 1 18/42

15/8 + 60/42 is 185/56.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 42 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 21 = 168,
    15/8 = 15 × 21/8 × 21 = 315/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 4 = 168,
    60/42 = 60 × 4/42 × 4 = 240/168
  4. Add the two fractions:
    315/168 + 240/168 = 315 + 240/168 = 555/168
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 185/56
  6. In mixed form: 317/56

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