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Add 5/84 and 80/60

1st number: 5/84, 2nd number: 1 20/60

5/84 + 80/60 is 39/28.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 60 is 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 5 = 420,
    5/84 = 5 × 5/84 × 5 = 25/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 7 = 420,
    80/60 = 80 × 7/60 × 7 = 560/420
  4. Add the two fractions:
    25/420 + 560/420 = 25 + 560/420 = 585/420
  5. 585/420 simplified gives 39/28
  6. So, 5/84 + 80/60 = 39/28
    In mixed form: 111/28

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