# What is 1/4 + 1/9?

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1/4 + 1/9 = 13/36 in fraction form

1/4 + 1/9 = 0.3611 in decimal form

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## How to Find Equivalent Fraction for 1/4+1/9?

The below workout with step by step calculation shows how to find the equivalent fraction between 1/4 and 1/9 by adding two fractions with different, unequal or unlike denominators. The sum in fraction form for 1/4 plus 1/9 can be obtained by using anyone of the two methods below.

1. LCM method

2. Cross multiplication method.

__Problem & Workout - LCM Method__

What is 1/4 plus 1/9 as a fraction by addition using LCM method?

step 1 Address *formula*, input parameters & values.

Input parameters & values:

1/4 & 1/9

1/4+1/9 = ?

step 2 For unequal denominators, find the LCM (least common multiple) for both denominators

The LCM for 4 and 9 is 36.

step 3 To have the common denominator, multiply the LCM with both numerator & denominator

=(1 x 36)/(4 x 36)+(1 x 36)/(9 x 36)

=9/36+4/36

=(9 + 4)/36

step 4 Add both numerator and rewrite it in a single form.

=13/36

1/4+1/9=13/36

By using LCM method, **13/36** is the equivalent fraction by adding 1/4 and 1/9.

__Problem & Workout - Cross Multiplication Method__

step 1 Address formula, input parameters & values.

Input parameters & values:

1/4 & 1/9

1/4 + 1/9 = ?

step 2 Cross multiply both numerator & denominator, multiply both denominators and rewrite as below

= (1 x 9) + (1 x 4)/(4 x 9)

step 3 Simplify & rewrite the fraction

= (9 + 4)/36

1/4+1/9 = 13/36

By using cross multiplication method, **13/36** is the addition between two fractions 1/4 and 1/9.