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Add 27/9 and 42/45

1st number: 3 0/9, 2nd number: 42/45

27/9 + 42/45 is 59/15.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 45 is 45
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 5 = 45,
    27/9 = 27 × 5/9 × 5 = 135/45
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 1 = 45,
    42/45 = 42 × 1/45 × 1 = 42/45
  4. Add the two fractions:
    135/45 + 42/45 = 135 + 42/45 = 177/45
  5. 177/45 simplified gives 59/15
  6. So, 27/9 + 42/45 = 59/15
    In mixed form: 314/15

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