Q: Why do you have to change similar fraction to dissimilar fraction?

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To solve a Dissimilar Fraction,you must change the denominator to a similar fraction then proceed with the Adding/Subtracting Dissimilar Fraction...

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

The answer depends on WHAT you want to do with them.

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.

The answer will depend on what you want to change them to!

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

Because they could be equivalent fractions as for example 3/4 is the same as 12/16

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

A dissimilar fraction is a fraction where the denominator is not the same as the others .

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

Take one of the fractions. Multiply its numerator and denominator by any integer greater than 1. The result will be a fraction with is equivalent to the fraction that you started with but no longer similar to the other fraction.