Adding Fractions – Same Denominator
Adding fractions can sound tricky, but it’s very simple! These 3 steps will show you how to add fractions.
Step 1: Make sure the denominators (bottom numbers) are the same number.
Step 2: Add the numerators (top numbers).
Step 3: Simply the fraction (if needed).
Adding Fractions – Different Denominator
Step 1: Make the denominators the same by multiplying.
Step 2: Add the numerators.
Step 3: Simplify the fraction if needed.
Step 1: Multiply to make the denominators the same. “Whatever you do to the bottom, you do to the top.”
Step 2: Now that they’re the same, just add the numerators and keep the denominators the same.
Step 3: Simply your answer.