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Add 60/56 and 27/42

1st number: 1 4/56, 2nd number: 27/42

60/56 + 27/42 is 12/7.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 42 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 3 = 168,
    60/56 = 60 × 3/56 × 3 = 180/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 4 = 168,
    27/42 = 27 × 4/42 × 4 = 108/168
  4. Add the two fractions:
    180/168 + 108/168 = 180 + 108/168 = 288/168
  5. 288/168 simplified gives 12/7
  6. So, 60/56 + 27/42 = 12/7
    In mixed form: 15/7

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