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Add 35/4 and 42/60

1st number: 8 3/4, 2nd number: 42/60

35/4 + 42/60 is 189/20.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 60 is 60

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 15 = 60,
    35/4 = 35 × 15/4 × 15 = 525/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 1 = 60,
    42/60 = 42 × 1/60 × 1 = 42/60
  4. Add the two like fractions:
    525/60 + 42/60 = 525 + 42/60 = 567/60
  5. 567/60 simplified gives 189/20
  6. So, 35/4 + 42/60 = 189/20
    In mixed form: 99/20

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