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Add 42/60 and 48/9

1st number: 42/60, 2nd number: 5 3/9

42/60 + 48/9 is 181/30.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 60 and 9 is 180
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 60 × 3 = 180,
    42/60 = 42 × 3/60 × 3 = 126/180
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 20 = 180,
    48/9 = 48 × 20/9 × 20 = 960/180
  4. Add the two fractions:
    126/180 + 960/180 = 126 + 960/180 = 1086/180
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 181/30
  6. In mixed form: 61/30

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