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Add 2/60 and 15/8

1st number: 2/60, 2nd number: 1 7/8

2/60 + 15/8 is 229/120.

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,
    2/60 = 2 × 2/60 × 2 = 4/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 15 = 120,
    15/8 = 15 × 15/8 × 15 = 225/120
  4. Add the two fractions:
    4/120 + 225/120 = 4 + 225/120 = 229/120
  5. In mixed form: 1109/120

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