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Add 3/42 and 1/5

3/42 + 1/5 is 19/70.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 5 is 210
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 5 = 210,
    3/42 = 3 × 5/42 × 5 = 15/210
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 42 = 210,
    1/5 = 1 × 42/5 × 42 = 42/210
  4. Add the two fractions:
    15/210 + 42/210 = 15 + 42/210 = 57/210
  5. 57/210 simplified gives 19/70
  6. So, 3/42 + 1/5 = 19/70

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