How to Add and Subtract Fractions
Can I add/subtract fractions with different denominators?
Yes! But it takes a couple steps, check out our guide below.
When we add or subtract fractions, we need to remember two rules:
- We can only add and subtract fractions if the denominators (the bottoms of the fractions) are the same.
- When we add/subtract, we only add/subtract the numerators. The denominator stays the same 😎.
Let's think about why these rules are true. Pick two fractions with different denominators to add or subtract.