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Add 5/42 and 16/60

5/42 + 16/60 is 27/70.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 60 is 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 10 = 420,
    5/42 = 5 × 10/42 × 10 = 50/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 7 = 420,
    16/60 = 16 × 7/60 × 7 = 112/420
  4. Add the two fractions:
    50/420 + 112/420 = 50 + 112/420 = 162/420
  5. 162/420 simplified gives 27/70
  6. So, 5/42 + 16/60 = 27/70

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