Add/Subtract Fractions

Mathematics, Grade 4

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Study Guide Add/Subtract Fractions Mathematics, Grade 4

ADDITION AND SUBTRACTION OF FRACTIONS What Is Addition and Subtraction of Fractions? Addition is combining two or more fractions. The term used for addition is plus. When two or more numbers, or addends, are combined they form a new number called a sum. Subtraction is “taking away” one fraction from another fraction. The term is minus. The number left after subtracting is called a difference. How to Add and Subtract Fractions: To add fractions, add the numerators. The sum is the numerator in the answer and the denominator stays the same. Example: 2 + 3 = 5 8 8 8 To subtract fractions, subtract the numerators. The difference is the numerator in the answer and the denominator stays the same. Example: 7 _ 3 = 4 10 10 10 Try This! Adding Fractions 5 + 2 6 6 Subtracting Fractions 3 _ 2 5 5 © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.