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Add 7/42 and 1/8

7/42 + 1/8 is 7/24.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 8 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 4 = 168,
    7/42 = 7 × 4/42 × 4 = 28/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 21 = 168,
    1/8 = 1 × 21/8 × 21 = 21/168
  4. Add the two fractions:
    28/168 + 21/168 = 28 + 21/168 = 49/168
  5. 49/168 simplified gives 7/24
  6. So, 7/42 + 1/8 = 7/24

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