Thanks again. This is awesome! ]]>

Thank you for your kind words and great advice.

I really like your suggestion to practice working with fractions until it become easy. I also like your suggestion to solve problems and then check your work with the the fractions calculator website.

Have a fantastic day – Brian ]]>

Adding and Subtracting fractions maybe difficult at first but keeping on practicing will make it easier in the long run. To add and subtract fractions successfully is to make the rules stick to your memory. So I have to mention again the rules here.

Rules are:

Same denominator:

Add both numerators then reduce. The result would be the final answer.

Different denominator (4 steps):

1. Multiply the numerator of first fraction to the denominator of second fraction. The result is the new numerator of first fraction.

2. Multiply the numerator of the second fraction to the denominator of first fraction. The result is the new numerator of second fraction.

3. Multiply both denominators. The result is the common denominator for two fractions.

4. Add the two new numerators. The result is the answer.

To make it stick to your memory:

Rules for subtraction:

Same denominator:

Subtract second numerator from first then reduce. The result would be the final answer.

Different denominator (4 steps):

1. Multiply the numerator of first fraction to the denominator of second fraction. The result is the new numerator of first fraction.

2. Multiply the numerator of the second fraction to the denominator of first fraction. The result is the new numerator of second fraction.

3. Multiply both denominators. The result is the common denominator for two fractions.

4. Subtract new second numerator from first new numerator. The result is now the answer.

To make it stick to your memory:

Same numerator:

Add two fractions 50 times.

Subtract two fractions 50 times.

Different denominator:

Add two fractions 100 times.

Subtract two fractions 100 times.

To check if your answer is right and your step by step solution is correct:

Use fraction calculator with button from http://www.fractioncalc.com to be sure that your fraction solution is correct.

The key here is to make the rules implanted into the minds of the students so that they will never forget.

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