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Add 84/42 and 7/60

1st number: 2 0/42, 2nd number: 7/60

84/42 + 7/60 is 127/60.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 60 is 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 10 = 420,
    84/42 = 84 × 10/42 × 10 = 840/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 7 = 420,
    7/60 = 7 × 7/60 × 7 = 49/420
  4. Add the two fractions:
    840/420 + 49/420 = 840 + 49/420 = 889/420
  5. 889/420 simplified gives 127/60
  6. So, 84/42 + 7/60 = 127/60
    In mixed form: 27/60

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