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Add 9/42 and 5/18

9/42 + 5/18 is 31/63.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 18 is 126
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 3 = 126,
    9/42 = 9 × 3/42 × 3 = 27/126
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 7 = 126,
    5/18 = 5 × 7/18 × 7 = 35/126
  4. Add the two fractions:
    27/126 + 35/126 = 27 + 35/126 = 62/126
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 31/63

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