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Add 72/8 and 42/60

1st number: 9 0/8, 2nd number: 42/60

72/8 + 42/60 is 97/10.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 60 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 15 = 120,
    72/8 = 72 × 15/8 × 15 = 1080/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 2 = 120,
    42/60 = 42 × 2/60 × 2 = 84/120
  4. Add the two fractions:
    1080/120 + 84/120 = 1080 + 84/120 = 1164/120
  5. 1164/120 simplified gives 97/10
  6. So, 72/8 + 42/60 = 97/10
    In mixed form: 97/10

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