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.
Terms that have the same unknown factors and the same powers of these factors are similar. Those that do not are called dissimilar.
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.
You cannot compare fractions by using the GCF since GCF determines the common factors of both fractions. Instead, use the LCD to compare the fractions. Find the LCM of the denominator terms of the fractions. Then, obtain the fractions with the common denominators. Finally, compare the numerator values to determine which fraction is the greatest/least.
dissimilar terms are terms that do not have the same variable or the variable do not contain the same number of exponents
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.
SIMILAR TERMS-algebraic terms which have the same literal factors and in which each letter has the same exponent in all of the terms.DISSIMILAR TERMS-algebraic terms which have only one or more of their literal factors are the same.Do you know that kemp jones garbo is the only boy who is hondsome in the world?
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Dissimilar terms on algebra are the expressions that doesn't have the same factors (variables) or powers of the factors. (exponent)Examples:4x + 5b - 2a(43)(52) - 4a + 7z