How to Add Fractions Step by Step Tutorial

Short tutorial where you can learn how to add fractions. Adding fractions explained with simple steps.

Adding Fractions

Fraction represents the part of the whole. It defines how many parts are there for a certain size. Fraction holds the integer numerator above the line and non Zero integer numerator below the line. For instance, 3/4, Here in the example, 3 is the numerator and 4 is the denominator. Numerator represents the number of equal parts and denominator represents how many of the parts make up a whole. Learn how to add fractions from this simple step by step tutorial.
How To Add Fractions
Adding fractions follows three important things.
→Make sure the bottom numbers (denominator) are same.
Add the top numbers (numerator).
If can, simplify the fraction.
Adding Fractions when Denominator are Same
The given example shows you a clear idea of how to add fraction with like denominators.
Add the following fractions
6/2 + 8/2
Step 1:
Here the bottom numbers or denominators are same.Adding Fractions Example
Step 2: Here the denominator value is same. So its easy to add the fractions.
6/2 + 8/2 = 14/2
Further the fraction can be simplified/reduced.
14/2 = 7/1
The addition fraction of 6/2 + 8/2 is 7.
Adding Fractions with like Denominators Examples

Adding Fractions when Denominator are not Same:
The below given example illustrate how to add fractions with unlike denominators.

Example: Consider doing addition for the two fraction values, 4/3 + 1/6
Step 1:
Here the bottom numbers/denominators are not same.
Fraction Addition Example
Step 2: We have to make it same before performing the addition. To do so, we just need to multiply the denominators. Here the first denominator is 3 and other one is 6. We can make it same by multiplying 2 with the first denominator.
4/3 + 1/6 = 4 x 2/3 x 2 + 1/6
= 8/6+1/6
This can be further simplified as 3/2.
Here the addition fraction of 4/3 + 1/6 is 3/2
Adding Fractions With Different Denominators

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