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Add 42/84 and 2/60

42/84 + 2/60 is 8/15.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 60 is 420

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 5 = 420,
    42/84 = 42 × 5/84 × 5 = 210/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 7 = 420,
    2/60 = 2 × 7/60 × 7 = 14/420
  4. Add the two like fractions:
    210/420 + 14/420 = 210 + 14/420 = 224/420
  5. 224/420 simplified gives 8/15
  6. So, 42/84 + 2/60 = 8/15

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