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## Adding & Subtracting Fractions Calculator

### Use the LCM

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INTRO

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Think of a fraction like this:

The

denominator

, $4$

, tells us the size of the slice. The numerator

, $1$

, tells us how many slices we have of that size.KEY STEPS

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## How to Add & Subtract Fractions

### Use the LCM

### Step 1. Check the denominators. If they match, skip to Step 4.

### Step 2. Multiply the numerator and denominator of fraction 1 by the denominator of fraction 2.

### Step 3. Multiply the numerator and denominator of fraction 2 by the denominator of fraction 1 from the original equation.

### Step 4. Add/subtract the numerators, and keep the denominator the same.

LESSON

— Multiplying by the Denominators

PRACTICE

— Multiplying by the Denominators

LESSON

— Using the LCM

PRACTICE

— Using the LCM

CONCLUSION

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