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Add 42/5 and 10/60

1st number: 8 2/5, 2nd number: 10/60

42/5 + 10/60 is 257/30.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 60 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 12 = 60,
    42/5 = 42 × 12/5 × 12 = 504/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 1 = 60,
    10/60 = 10 × 1/60 × 1 = 10/60
  4. Add the two fractions:
    504/60 + 10/60 = 504 + 10/60 = 514/60
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 257/30
  6. In mixed form: 817/30

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