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Add 56/84 and 21/60

56/84 + 21/60 is 61/60.

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,
    56/84 = 56 × 5/84 × 5 = 280/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 7 = 420,
    21/60 = 21 × 7/60 × 7 = 147/420
  4. Add the two fractions:
    280/420 + 147/420 = 280 + 147/420 = 427/420
  5. 427/420 simplified gives 61/60
  6. So, 56/84 + 21/60 = 61/60
    In mixed form: 11/60

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