Adding And Subtracting Fractions

Adding And Subtracting Fractions

Learning Objectives:

Understand and Apply Addition and Subtraction of Fractions

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The Addition of Fractions:

To Add Fractions with Like Denominators:

1.    Add the numerators, keeping the same denominator.

2.    Simplify, if possible.

To Add Fractions with Unlike Denominators:

1.    Find the Least Common Multiple of the denominators. That number is the Least Common Denominator, LCD.

2.    Create Equivalent Fractions with the common denominator.

3.    Add the numerator, keeping the same denominator.

4.    Simplify, if possible.

 

Subtraction of Fractions:

To Subtract Fractions with Like Denominators:

1.    Keep the denominator the same and subtract the numerators.

2.    Simplify, if possible.

To Subtract Fractions with Unlike Denominators:

1.    Find the Least Common Multiple of the denominators. That number is the Least Common Multiple, LCD.

2.    Create equivalent fractions with the common denominator.

3.    Keep the denominator the same and subtract the numerators.

4.    Simplify, if possible.

 

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Hook Questions:

1.    How to add fractions with like and unlike denominators?

2.    How to subtract fractions with like and unlike denominators?

 

 

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