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Add 42/36 and 63/60

1st number: 1 6/36, 2nd number: 1 3/60

42/36 + 63/60 is 133/60.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 60 is 180
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 5 = 180,
    42/36 = 42 × 5/36 × 5 = 210/180
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 3 = 180,
    63/60 = 63 × 3/60 × 3 = 189/180
  4. Add the two fractions:
    210/180 + 189/180 = 210 + 189/180 = 399/180
  5. 399/180 simplified gives 133/60
  6. So, 42/36 + 63/60 = 133/60
    In mixed form: 213/60

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