## 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.

#### Common Questions

Yes! But it takes a couple steps, check out our guide below.

When we add or subtract fractions, we need to remember two rules:

1. We can only add and subtract fractions if the denominators (the bottoms of the fractions) are the same.
2. 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.