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Add 24/60 and 14/42

24/60 + 14/42 is 11/15.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 60 and 42 is 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 60 × 7 = 420,
    24/60 = 24 × 7/60 × 7 = 168/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 10 = 420,
    14/42 = 14 × 10/42 × 10 = 140/420
  4. Add the two fractions:
    168/420 + 140/420 = 168 + 140/420 = 308/420
  5. 308/420 simplified gives 11/15
  6. So, 24/60 + 14/42 = 11/15

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