## 1. Reduction

### 1.1. Find the smallest or lowest common denominator(LCD), and apply to both numerator and denominator

1.1.1. All answers should be reduced into lowest terms Ex: 4/8 = 1/2

## 2. Improper

### 2.1. When the numerator is larger than the denominator it can stay written improperly, or in another form:

2.1.1. Mixed Number

2.1.1.1. The amount of times the denominator can fit into the numerator, remaining numbers are then displayed beside the whole number in a fraction. Ex: 256/7= 36 and 4/7

2.1.1.1.1. When the fraction is displayed as a mixed number, it is in proper form

## 3. Equivalent Fractions

### 3.1. Find the lowest common denominator (LCD) of the fractions to perform operations easier

## 4. Addition&Subtraction

### 4.1. Find the lowest common multiple (LCM) of the fractions to ensure equivalent fractions

4.1.1. Then add or subtract the numerators, while keeping the same denominator for your final answer