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When the denominators of two or more fractions are the SAME, then they can be added or subtracted directly. An easy way is to multiply each denominator by the other (along with its corresponding numerator).

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Q: How do you change fractions into like terms?
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How is the procedure for adding like terms is similar to the procedure for adding fractions?

Adding like terms can be like adding fractions. You can only add fractions with a common denomonator. You can only combine terms together if they are like. Think of like terms as denomonators. You can only add if they are like.


How do you add unlike fractions?

Change them to like fractions and proceed.


Do you change fractions 2 like fractions when adding them?

Yes, you must.


Is combining like terms much harder to do when the coefficients and constant terms are not integers?

The answer depends on how fluently you can work with fractions.


How do you change the dessimilar fractions to similar fractions?

to change dessimilar fractions to similar fractions you divide


What is the rule for subtracting fractions?

First, change it so that the two fractions have the same denominator (by changing the fractions into equivalent fractions). Once the two fractions have the same denominator, it is simply a case of subtracting the numerators, leaving the denominator the same. Finally, reduce the fraction to its lowest terms (if possible).


What fractions are even?

The terms "even" and "odd" are defined for integers, not for fractions.


Can fractions be added to decimals?

Yes providing you change the fractions into decimals or change the decimals into fractions


What is 588196 in lowest terms in fractions?

It is already in lowest terms.


What is the definition of equivalent fractions in math terms?

Equivalent fractions are fractions that are the same amount but they have different numbers.


How do you simplify expressions with variables?

You multiply out brackets, remove common factors from fractions, combine like terms.


How do you change higher term to lower term?

When reducing fractions to their lowest terms divide the numerator and denominator by their greatest common factor