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Add 42/60 and 45/25

1st number: 42/60, 2nd number: 1 20/25

42/60 + 45/25 is 5/2.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 60 and 25 is 300
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 60 × 5 = 300,
    42/60 = 42 × 5/60 × 5 = 210/300
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 25 × 12 = 300,
    45/25 = 45 × 12/25 × 12 = 540/300
  4. Add the two fractions:
    210/300 + 540/300 = 210 + 540/300 = 750/300
  5. 750/300 simplified gives 5/2
  6. So, 42/60 + 45/25 = 5/2
    In mixed form: 21/2

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