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# Add/Subtract Fractions Topic

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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.