## Adding Fractions

A fraction like 1/2 says we have 1 out of the 2 parts the whole is divided into.

The top number is called numerator

The bottom number is called denominator

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## How to Add Fractions

To add fractions there are Three Simple Steps:

- Make sure the bottom numbers (the denominators) are the same
- Add the top numbers (the numerators), put that answer over the denominator
- Simplify the fraction (if needed)

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## If the denominators are different?

to Add Fractions with different denominators, We need to make them the same before we can continue, because we can’t add them like that.

Note: multiply both top and bottom by the same amount, will keep the value of the fraction the same

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## A Rhyme To Help You Remember

♫ “If adding or subtracting is your aim,

The bottom numbers must be the same! ♫

♫ “Change the bottom using multiply or divide,

But the same to the top must be applied, ♫

♫ “And don’t forget to simplify,

Before its time to say good bye” ♫