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You first convert them to similar fractions, i.e., to fractions that have the same denominator.* Step one: find a common denominator.

* Step two: convert both fractions to equivalent fractions that have that denominator.


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Find a common denominator, then convert the fractions in terms of the common denominator, then add or subtract the numerators and finally reduce the resultant fraction.

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How do you add and subtract dissimilar fractions?

Make the fractions equivalent then subtract


How do you add or subtract dissimilar fractions with or without regrouping?

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How do you add and subtract fractions with the same denominator?

it stay the same when you subtract fractions and when you add fractions.


What you need to add or subtract fractions?

You need a common denominator in order to add or subtract fractions.


Meaning of adding of dissimilar fractions?

Dissimilar fractions have different denominators and their lowest common denominator must be found in order to add them up.


How do you add two fractions that have like denominators?

In fractions, you can NEVER add or subtract


What is a dissimilar fractions?

Dissimilar fractions are fractions that have different denominators.


Do you add and subtract like and unlike fractions in the same way?

no, to add and subtract like and unlike fractions the denominator has to be the same,


How do you add the dissimilar fraction?

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


To add and subtract fractions less than 1 you add or subtract only the what?

Numerators


Why are two fractions converted into like fractions?

Because you can't add or subtract fractions that have different denominators. Making them like fractions, by multiplying so the denominators are the same, you can add and/or subtract them.


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.

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