What is the most important step when adding fractions?
Fractions are parts of a whole - they are numbers that are not whole numbers. To add fractions, make sure the bottom numbers (denominators) are the same and then add the top numbers (numerators). Simplify the answer if the denominators and numerators don't match.
Fraction: A fraction is a number that represents part of a whole. It can be written as a ratio or in decimal form. Adding Fractions: To add fractions, the denominators must be the same. Then you add the numerators together and put the answer over the denominator. Reducing Fractions: To reduce a fraction, you must divide the numerator and denominator by the same number until the fraction can't be reduced anymore.
The concept of fractions was first created by the ancient Egyptians around 4,000 years ago. When adding fractions, you can use the 'Common Denominator' method to convert the fractions to have the same denominator and then add the numerators. Fractions are also known as 'rational numbers', because the numerator and denominator can be used to represent a ratio of two numbers.
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Question: Mrs. Johnson has 3/4 of a pie. Her husband has 2/3 of a pie. How much pie do they have altogether? Clues: • Remember to find the least common denominator to add fractions. • The least common denominator of 3/4 and 2/3 is 12. • To add fractions, you must have the same denominator. In pairs: Select and solve one of the tasks: A. Work with a partner to draw a picture of Mrs. Johnson and her husband's pies. B. Explain how the fractions are added together to find the total amount of pie.
What is the result of adding 1/4 and 1/4?
What is the sum of 3/5 and 2/5?
Work together in pairs: What is the easiest way to add fractions with different denominators?