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Adding Fractions

Adding Unlike Fractions

Objective: I can add and subtract fractions with the unlike denominators.

When adding or subtracting fractions with unlike denominators

Step 1: Find the lowest common denominator

Step 2: Find the equivalent fraction(s).

Step 3: Add or subtract the fractions

Step 4: Simplify the answers

(Think of the lowest common denominator as the smallest multiple that they have in common.)

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