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Add 42/18 and 60/54

1st number: 2 6/18, 2nd number: 1 6/54

42/18 + 60/54 is 31/9.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 54 is 54
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 3 = 54,
    42/18 = 42 × 3/18 × 3 = 126/54
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 54 × 1 = 54,
    60/54 = 60 × 1/54 × 1 = 60/54
  4. Add the two fractions:
    126/54 + 60/54 = 126 + 60/54 = 186/54
  5. 186/54 simplified gives 31/9
  6. So, 42/18 + 60/54 = 31/9
    In mixed form: 34/9

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