How Do You Add Two Fractions with the Same Denominator?

How Do You Add Two Fractions with the Same Denominator?

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If you want to add fractions together, first make sure the fractions have the same denominator. If they do, then just add to numerators together to get the sum of the fractions! Follow along with this tutorial to see this process step-by-step.

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Further Exploration

Understand p + q as the number located a distance |q| from p, in the positive or negative direction depending on whether q is positive or negative. Show that a number and its opposite have a sum of 0 (are additive inverses). Interpret sums of rational numbers by describing real-world contexts.

While adding fractions can be hard, adding fractions with the same denominator is just as easy as adding numbers. That's why when you add fractions you first get all of them to have the same denominator, and then add them up. In this tutorial you get to see just how easy it is to add up fractions once they have the same denominator!