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Add 8/18 and 2/5

8/18 + 2/5 is 38/45.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 5 is 90
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 5 = 90,
    8/18 = 8 × 5/18 × 5 = 40/90
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 18 = 90,
    2/5 = 2 × 18/5 × 18 = 36/90
  4. Add the two fractions:
    40/90 + 36/90 = 40 + 36/90 = 76/90
  5. 76/90 simplified gives 38/45
  6. So, 8/18 + 2/5 = 38/45

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