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Add 5/2 and 42/60

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

5/2 + 42/60 is 16/5.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 60 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 30 = 60,
    5/2 = 5 × 30/2 × 30 = 150/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 1 = 60,
    42/60 = 42 × 1/60 × 1 = 42/60
  4. Add the two fractions:
    150/60 + 42/60 = 150 + 42/60 = 192/60
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 16/5
  6. In mixed form: 31/5

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