Step 2 Add your numerators and put your numbers over the denominator
Step 3 Reduce (Simplify your fraction if possible
How do you subtract a Fraction?
Step 1 Make sure your denominators are the same, If not find a common denominator
Step 2 Subtract your top numbers and put them over denominator
Step 3 Reduce if possible
How to Multiply a Fraction
When multiplying fractions just simply multiply straight across and reduce if possible
Example: 2/3 x 2/5= 4/15
How to Divide a Fraction
Step 1 Flip the second fraction for example 1/2 will become 2/1
Step 2 Multiply the fraction by the reciprocal (fraction you just flipped)
Step 3 Reduce if possible
Is this an example of adding a fraction the correct way? 1/2+3/4= 4/6
NO. We need to find a common denominator which would be 4! So we would find out how many times two goes into 4 and what you do to the bottom you must do to the top.
Is this how you multiply a fraction? 3/4 x 4/4= 12/16
YES, When multiplying we multiply STRAIGHT ACROSS and leave it as is!
Is this how I divide a fraction? 2/3 / 1/4= 2/3 * 4/1= 8/3
YES, We have flipped our reciprocal and multiplied straight across and out fraction is reduced to it's lowest terms
When subtracting fractions can I do this.. 2/6-1/6= 1/6?
YES, Because I already have two common denominators there for I do not have to find one. Now if I have 1/2-1/6 then I would have to find a common denominator and then subtract and reduce if needed.