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Add 18/9 and 42/35

1st number: 2 0/9, 2nd number: 1 7/35

18/9 + 42/35 is 16/5.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 35 is 315
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 35 = 315,
    18/9 = 18 × 35/9 × 35 = 630/315
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 35 × 9 = 315,
    42/35 = 42 × 9/35 × 9 = 378/315
  4. Add the two fractions:
    630/315 + 378/315 = 630 + 378/315 = 1008/315
  5. 1008/315 simplified gives 16/5
  6. So, 18/9 + 42/35 = 16/5
    In mixed form: 31/5

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