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Q: Meaning of adding of dissimilar fractions?

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The meaning of dissimilar fractions is when there is a pair or more of fractions that don't have the same denominator.

They are fractions that have different denominators as for instance 3/4 and 5/8 are dissimilar fractions.

Dissimilar fractions are not equivalent as for example 1/2 is the same as 2/4 but 3/5 and 2/7 are dissimilar fractions

Fractions with different denominators.

Dissimilar fractions have different denominators as in the following examples 1/2, 3/5 and 7/8

Dissimilar fractions are fractions that have different denominators.

For adding or substracting fractions first of all we should calculate the LCM( Lowest Common Multiplier) of the denominators in both of the fractions.

Dissimilar fractions may or may not be proper fractions.

Dissimilar fractions have different denominators.

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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