# Adding and Subtracting Fractions

## Adding and Subtracting Fractions

by Mercedes Kamara
## 1. Adding fractions with unlike denominators

### 1.1. Find a common denominator for both fractions

### 1.2. multiply both numbers on the first fraction by the bottom number of the second fraction.

### 1.3. Add the numerators together and put your new denominator under that number.

### 1.4. Simplify the fraction.

## 2. Adding like denominators

### 2.1. add the top numbers (numerator), put that number over the denominator.

### 2.2. simplify the fraction.

## 3. Adding and subtracting mixed fractions

### 3.1. Find the least common denominator.

### 3.2. find equivalent fractions.

### 3.3. Add or subtract the fractions and add or subtract the whole number.

### 3.4. Reduce your answer

## 4. Subtracting fraction with like denominators

### 4.1. Find equivalent fractions with the same denominator.

### 4.2. Find the least common multiple.

### 4.3. subtract the numerators

### 4.4. simplify your answer.

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