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Add 42/9 and 7/5

1st number: 4 6/9, 2nd number: 1 2/5

42/9 + 7/5 is 91/15.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 5 is 45
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 5 = 45,
    42/9 = 42 × 5/9 × 5 = 210/45
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 9 = 45,
    7/5 = 7 × 9/5 × 9 = 63/45
  4. Add the two fractions:
    210/45 + 63/45 = 210 + 63/45 = 273/45
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 91/15
  6. In mixed form: 61/15

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