# Rules for Fractions

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 Author: vmaheux2269 ID: 298968 Filename: Rules for Fractions Updated: 2015-03-22 21:00:25 Tags: Math Folders: Math rules Description: Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying and Dividing Fractions Show Answers:

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1. What are the 3 Simple Steps to add fractions?
Step 1: Make sure the denominators are the same

Step 2: Add the top numbers (the numerators), put the answer over the denominator

Step 3: Simplify the fraction (if needed)
2. That are the 3 steps for subtracting fractions?
Step 1. Make sure the bottom numbers (the denominators) are the same

Step 2. Subtract the top numbers (the numerators). Put the answer over the same denominator.

Step 3. Simplify the fraction (if needed).
3. What are the 3 simple steps to multiplying  fractions?
1. Multiply the top numbers (the numerators).

2. Multiply the bottom numbers (the denominators).

3. Simplify the fraction if needed.
4. What are the 3 Simple Steps to Divide Fractions?
Step 1. Turn the second fraction (the one you want to divide by) upside down (this is now a reciprocal).

Step 2. Multiply the first fraction by that reciprocal Step

3. Simplify the fraction (if needed)
5. 2/4 = reduced is 1/2
6. 2/4 = reduced 1/2
7. 1/2 x 2/5 =
1/2 x 2/5 = 2/10 reduced is 1/5
8. 1/2 / 1/6 =
flip 1/6 to 6/1 then multiply 6x1 and 2x1 and you get 6/2 then divide and you get 3

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