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Adding similar fractions is easy, but adding dissimilar ones requires an additional step. Before you begin, you must know a few important key terms. First, the number on the top of a fraction is called the numerator, while the number on the bottom of a fraction is called the denominator. Similar fractions have the same denominator, also called a common denominator. To add dissimilar fractions (fractions with different denominators), you must first convert the fractions so that the denominators are the same.

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Q: How can you add similar and dissimilar fractions?
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How do you add the dissimilar fraction?

You have to convert them to equivalent similar fractions (fractions with the same denominator) first.


How do you compare fractions in terms of similar and dissimilar fractions?

You can compare similar fractions by looking at their numerators. You can compare dissimilar fractions by converting them to similar fractions and looking at their numerators. You can convert a dissimilar fraction to a similar fraction by finding the least common denominator.


What is difference between similar fraction and dissimilar fraction?

Their denominators. If they are the same, the fractions are similar. If they are not the same, the fractions are dissimilar.


What is the definition of similar and dissimilar fractions?

similar fraction is the same denominator and dissimilar fraction is cannot the same denominators


How do you add and subtract dissimilar fractions?

Make the fractions equivalent then subtract


What is similar fraction and disimilar fractions?

Similar fractions have the same denominator, dissimilar ones don't.


What are equivalent similar and dissimilar fraction?

Equivalent fractions have the same value. 3/4 is equivalent to 6/8 Similar fractions have the same denominator. 3/5 is similar to 4/5 Dissimilar fractions have different denominators. 4/7 is dissimilar to 11/16


What are the rules of the dissimilar fractions?

I assume you mean, with different denominators. If you want to add the fractions, subtract them, or compare them (determine which one is greater), you have to convert them to similar fractions (fractions with the same denominator) first. Converting to similar fractions is not necessary, and usually doesn't even help, if you want to multiply or divide fractions.


What is the difference of similar and dissimilar fractions?

Well, similar means the same and dissimilar means different, so the difference is that they are different.


Adding dissimilar fractions and whole numbers?

1. change the dissimilar fractions to similar fractions by getting the L.C.D or the least common denominator. 2. add the whole numbers and write down the given denominator. 3. reduce the answer to lowest term if possible.


What is used in changing dissimilar fractions to similar fractions?

Finding the lowest common denominator


How do you arrange dissimilar fractions from highest to lowest?

Convert them to decimals or Convert them to similar fractions

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