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Add 42/40 and 16/60

1st number: 1 2/40, 2nd number: 16/60

42/40 + 16/60 is 79/60.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 60 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 3 = 120,
    42/40 = 42 × 3/40 × 3 = 126/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 2 = 120,
    16/60 = 16 × 2/60 × 2 = 32/120
  4. Add the two fractions:
    126/120 + 32/120 = 126 + 32/120 = 158/120
  5. 158/120 simplified gives 79/60
  6. So, 42/40 + 16/60 = 79/60
    In mixed form: 119/60

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