FRACTIONS. Adding and Subtracting Fractions. Fraction Review. A fraction is a numerical quantity that is not a whole number. A fraction consists of two parts, a numerator and a denominator . The top number is called the numerator. The bottom number is called the denominator. .
Addingand Subtracting Fractions
You can change an improper fraction to a mixed number, by dividing the numerator(7) by the denominator(5). This gives a quotient of 1 and a remainder of 2. The remainder is placed over the divisor (5).
To change a mixed number to an improper fraction, you “chicken beak,” or multiply the denominator(5) by the whole number(1) and then add the quotient(5) to the numerator(2). This gives 7, and it is placed over the original denominator of 5.
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When subtractingfractions, you use the same method as when you add fractions, except you SUBTRACT. So, to subtract two fractions with the same denominator, subtract the numerators and place that sum over the common denominator. To subtract two fractions with different denominators, find the Least Common Denominator (LCD) of the fractions. Rename the fractions to have the LCD. Subtract the numerators of the fractions. Always simplify if needed.
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