Add and Subtract Fractions Example 1

Here is an example of how to add and subtract fractions.  Remember to read the lesson on this topic.

Basic steps to follow:

1. First determine if the denominators are common- i.e. the same
2. If the denominators are not common find the LCD and multiply each fraction such that the denominators are the LCD
3. Add the numerators and place over the LCD; reduce and simplify



Important habits to master math:

1. write out all steps
2. be very neat
3. use pencil not pen
4. review your work as your go
5. make sure you know the basics like fractions, positive and negative numbers and order of operations