# How to add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators

What is this, what is this going to equal? So when you first look at this, you say, "Oh, I have different denominators here. It's not obvious how I add these." And you'd be right and the way to actually move forward is to find a common denominator, to convert both of these fractions into fractions that have a common denominator.

**Subtracting Fractions with Unlike Denominators - Math with Mr. J**

Welcome this great opportunity to showcase your skill at subtracting proper fractions with unlike denominators horizontally by choosing from 3 modes: easy, moderate, and difficult. Dive head-first into a pool of spirited subtracting practice! follow these steps to a tee. First find the LCM of denominators and then add and subtract proper. Summary: In order to add or subtract fractions, they must have like denominators. Given two or more fractions with unlike denominators, the LCD is the least. Fraction worksheets: Adding fractions to mixed numbers with different denominators. Below are six versions of our grade 5 math worksheet on adding mixed numbers to fractions with unlike denominators; denominators are between 2 and These worksheets are pdf files.

When all denominators are alike, simply add or subtract the numerators and place the result over the common denominator. The resulting fraction can be. Add fractions with unlike denominators Get 5 of 7 questions to level up! Add and subtract mixed numbers with unlike denominators (regrouping) Get 3 of 4 questions to level up! Adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators word problems. Learn.

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