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Adding improper fractions with unlike, or different
denominators.

Example: Add these improper fractions with unlike denominators.

adding improper fractions with unlike denominators

step1: You need to find the least common denominator (LCD)
of the two fractions.

In this case the LCD is 12.


step2: Know write two equivalent fractions using 12 as the
LCD.

adding improper fractions with unlike denominators

step3: Know that you can show that both fractions have
12 as their common denominator (LCD) you can add their
numerators together and put the sum over the common
denominator.

 
improper fraction
 
 
 
 
 

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