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Add 72/16 and 42/60

1st number: 4 8/16, 2nd number: 42/60

72/16 + 42/60 is 26/5.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 60 is 240
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 15 = 240,
    72/16 = 72 × 15/16 × 15 = 1080/240
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 4 = 240,
    42/60 = 42 × 4/60 × 4 = 168/240
  4. Add the two fractions:
    1080/240 + 168/240 = 1080 + 168/240 = 1248/240
  5. 1248/240 simplified gives 26/5
  6. So, 72/16 + 42/60 = 26/5
    In mixed form: 51/5

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