Adding Fractions with Unlike Denominators

Adding Fractions with Unlike Denominators

Author: Jackie Behr

This tutorial will show students how to add fractions with unlike denominators.  

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Adding Fractions

To solve 1/6 + 4/6, we add the numerators and put it over the denominator.  1 + 4 = 5, so the sum of 1/6 and 4/6 is 5/6.  


What do we do if the denominators are different, such as 1/6 + 3/4 = ?

Unlike Denominators

Adding Fractions

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