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Adding Fractions

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Adding Fractions

  1. 1. AddingFractionsWithUnlikeDenominators<br />Allisonismakingfruit punch fortheschoolparty. Aftershe mixes theorangejuice and lime juice, howmanyliters of punch willshehave?<br />Wewanttoknowthe total number of liters of punch.<br />WeknowthatAllisonwillmix 3 ⅓ liters of orangejuice and 4⅟₂ liters of lime juice.<br />Tofindthe total amount of punch, weaddtheamountfoorangejuice and lime juice. Weadd 3⅓ and 4⅟₂.<br />
  2. 2. RenamethefractionsAddthefractions. Addthewholenumbers.as equivalentfractionsSimplifythefractionifwiththeleastcommonnecessary.denominator<br /> 3 ⅓=3²/₆ 3 ⅓=3²/₆ 3 ⅓=3²/₆<br />+ 4⅟₂= 4³/₆ + 4⅟₂= 4³/₆ + 4⅟₂= 4³/₆ <br /> ⅚ 7 ⅚<br />
  3. 3. Allisonwillhave 7⅚ liters of punch.<br />Sometimesaddingtwofractionsresults in animproperfractionthat can besimplified as a wholeormixednumber.<br />³/₈+ ⁵/₈=⁸/₈=1 ⅔+⅚=⁴/₆+⅚=⁹/₆=1³/₆=1⅟₂<br />

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