How to Add Fractions

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This post is on adding fractions and it also includes examples showing how to add fractions. It includes adding fractions both with like and with, unlike denominators.

How to Add Fractions

  1. Make sure the denominators (the bottom numbers) are the same.
  2. Add the numerators (the top numbers). Put the answer over the denominator.
  3. Simplify the fractions.

The algebraic formula for adding fractions is: a/b + c/d = ad+bc/bd

Examples:

Same Denominator:Same Denominator Example
1. Add the top numbers and put the answer over the same denominator.Add Fractions Same Denominators
2. Simplify the fraction.
Different Denominator:
Add Fractions Different Denominators1. Make the denominators same.
Different Denominator Multiply
2. Add the top numbers and put them over the same denominators.Add Fractions Different Denominators
3. Simplify the fraction.Simplify Fractions Different Denominator