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Add 42/30 and 48/9

1st number: 1 12/30, 2nd number: 5 3/9

42/30 + 48/9 is 101/15.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 30 and 9 is 90
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 30 × 3 = 90,
    42/30 = 42 × 3/30 × 3 = 126/90
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 10 = 90,
    48/9 = 48 × 10/9 × 10 = 480/90
  4. Add the two fractions:
    126/90 + 480/90 = 126 + 480/90 = 606/90
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 101/15
  6. In mixed form: 611/15

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