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Add 60/21 and 4/8

1st number: 2 18/21, 2nd number: 4/8

60/21 + 4/8 is 47/14.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 21 and 8 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 21 × 8 = 168,
    60/21 = 60 × 8/21 × 8 = 480/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 21 = 168,
    4/8 = 4 × 21/8 × 21 = 84/168
  4. Add the two fractions:
    480/168 + 84/168 = 480 + 84/168 = 564/168
  5. 564/168 simplified gives 47/14
  6. So, 60/21 + 4/8 = 47/14
    In mixed form: 35/14

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