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If the fractions have the same denominator, just add or subtract the numerators.

13/20 - 9/20 = 4/20

2/5 + 1/5 = 3/5

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Q: How do you add or subtract the similar fraction?
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How do you add and subtract similar fraction?

Just simply add/subtract the numerators then copy the denominator.

What is the meaning of addition and subtraction of similar fraction?

Similar fractions are fractions with the same denominator. In order to add or subtract fractions they need to be similar.

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