**To add fractions there are Three Simple Steps:**

- Step 1: Make sure the bottom numbers (the denominators) are the same.
- Step 2: Add the top numbers (the numerators), put that answer over the denominator.
- Step 3: Simplify the fraction (if possible)

## Why do I need to know how do you add fractions?

Fractions **help children understand the nature of numbers and their interactions** (e.g., the meaning of division). If a child doesn’t understand how fractions work, it will interfere with his ability to learn algebra later.

## How do you know when to add or subtract fractions?

Check to see **if the fractions have the same denominator**. If they don’t have the same denominator, then convert them to equivalent fractions with the same denominator. Once they have the same denominator, add or subtract the numbers in the numerator.

## What grade do you add fractions?

Adding and subtracting fractions is typically introduced in **4th Grade** and is limited to fractions with like denominators. In 5th Grade students then move on and use equivalent fractions to help add and subtract fractions that have different denominators.

### How do you add and subtract fractions with different denominators?

**Adding and Subtracting Fractions with Unlike Denominators**

- STEP ONE: Get a common denominator.
- STEP TWO: Add or subtract the numerators.
- STEP THREE: Simplify the result if needed. Notice that 3/27 can be simplified, since the numerator and denominator are both divisible by 3.
- And that’s all there is to it! Final Answer:

### What are the steps for adding and subtracting fractions?

Note: The rules for adding and subtracting improper fractions are the same as working with proper fractions. Step 1: Keep the denominator the same. Step 2**: Add or subtract the numerators**. Step 3: If the answer is an improper form, reduce the fraction into a mixed number.

### How do you add and subtract fractions examples?

**Adding and Subtracting Fractions with Whole Numbers**

- 5+12=512= 5 + 1 2 = 5 1 2 = 112 11 2.
- 3+17=317= 3 + 1 7 = 3 1 7 = 227 22 7.
- Subtract them like unlike fractions 31−12 3 1 − 1 2.
- =(31×22)−12=62−12=52 = ( 3 1 × 2 2 ) − 1 2 = 6 2 − 1 2 = 5 2.
- 3−12=52=212 3 − 1 2 = 5 2 = 2 1 2.

### What are the examples of mixed fraction?

**A whole number along with a fractional part** makes a mixed fraction. They are also called ‘Mixed numbers’. For example, if 2 is a whole number and 1/5 is a fraction, then 215 1 5 is a mixed fraction.

### What is 11 4 as a mixed number?

Answer: 11/4 as a mixed number is **2 3/4**.

### What is 1/4 equal to as a fraction?

For example, the equivalent fractions for 1/4 are: **2/8**, 3/12, 4/16, etc. The equivalent fractions have an equal amount or value after simplification of both their numerator and denominators. The fractions will generate the same value if cancellation by a common factor is made on both the numerator and denominator.

### What is 1/3 the same as?

Answer: The fractions equivalent to 1/3 are **2/6**, 3/9, 4/12, etc. Equivalent fractions have the same value in the reduced form.

### What are the 4 steps for adding and subtracting fractions?

Step 1: Find the Lowest Common Multiple (LCM) between the denominators. Step 2: Multiply the numerator and denominator of each fraction by a number so that they have the LCM as their new denominator. Step 3: Add or subtract the numerators and keep the denominator the same.

### What is 1/3rd called?

Answer: 1/3 is expressed as **0.3333** in its decimal form.

### What is 3/4 as a number?

Answer: 3/4 is expressed as **0.75** in the decimal form.