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Add 18/45 and 1/5

18/45 + 1/5 is 3/5.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 45 and 5 is 45
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 45 × 1 = 45,
    18/45 = 18 × 1/45 × 1 = 18/45
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 9 = 45,
    1/5 = 1 × 9/5 × 9 = 9/45
  4. Add the two fractions:
    18/45 + 9/45 = 18 + 9/45 = 27/45
  5. 27/45 simplified gives 3/5
  6. So, 18/45 + 1/5 = 3/5

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