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Adding and Subtracting Fractions (with unlike denominators) Worksheet


Objective: I can add and subtract fractions with the unlike denominators.

When adding or subtracting fractions with unlike denominators

Step 1: Find the lowest common denominator
Step 2: Find the equivalent fraction(s).
Step 3: Add or subtract the fractions
Step 4: Simplify the answers

(Think of the lowest common denominator as the smallest multiple that they have in common.)

Read this if you need to learn about adding and subtracting fractions.

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Fill in all the gaps, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. You can also click on the "[?]" button to get a clue. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues!

Add or subtract the following fractions. Reduce (simplify) the answers.
3/5 + 1/10 = /

1/2 + 1/3 = /

9/12 - 2/6 = /

3/4 - 5/12 = /

4/12 + 3/4 = /

6/8 + 1/12 = /

9/10 - 1/4 = /

2/3 - 1/9 = /

2/3 + 4/9 = /

11/24 - 1/4 = /

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