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Add 18/4 and 42/60

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

18/4 + 42/60 is 26/5.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 60 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 15 = 60,
    18/4 = 18 × 15/4 × 15 = 270/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 1 = 60,
    42/60 = 42 × 1/60 × 1 = 42/60
  4. Add the two fractions:
    270/60 + 42/60 = 270 + 42/60 = 312/60
  5. 312/60 simplified gives 26/5
  6. So, 18/4 + 42/60 = 26/5
    In mixed form: 51/5

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