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Add 18/60 and 7/8

18/60 + 7/8 is 47/40.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 60 and 8 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 60 × 2 = 120,
    18/60 = 18 × 2/60 × 2 = 36/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 15 = 120,
    7/8 = 7 × 15/8 × 15 = 105/120
  4. Add the two fractions:
    36/120 + 105/120 = 36 + 105/120 = 141/120
  5. 141/120 simplified gives 47/40
  6. So, 18/60 + 7/8 = 47/40
    In mixed form: 17/40

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