#### Transcript of adding and subtracting fractions

**adding and subtracting fractions**

Fractions

A fraction is a number divided into to parts of a whole.

Types of Fractions

Adding Fractions

Examples of adding fractions

There are 3 types of fractions. Proper, mixed numbers, and improper.

There are 3 simple steps to adding fractions.

Step 1:

Make sure the denominator (bottom numbers) are the same.

Step 2:

Add the numerators (top numbers) and put the answer over the denominator.

Step 3:

Simplify the fraction.

1/8 + 4/8

2/3 + 1/3

3/7 + 2/7

5/35 + 4/7

(1/7) + 4/7

1/3 + 7/9

(3/9) +7/9

= 5/8

= 3/3=1

= 5/7

= 5/7

= 1 1/9

Subtracting Fractions

There are 3 simples steps to subtracting fractions.

Step 1:

Make sure the denominator (bottom numbers) are the same.

Step 2:

Subtract the numerators (top numbers), put the answer over the denominator.

Step 3:

Simplify if needed.

Examples of subtracting fractions.

5/6 - 2/6

7/9 - 3/9

9/10 - 5/10

8/7 - 8/14 (16/14) - 8/14 8/9 -1/3 8/9 - (3/9)

= 3/6 =1/2

= 4/9

= 4/10

= 8/14

= 5/9

**by Evan Smith**

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