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Adding and subtracting with unlike denominator word problems

2 videos
1 skill
You know what a fraction is and are now eager to apply this knowledge to real-world situations (especially ones where the denominators aren't equal)? Well, you're about to see that adding and subtracting fractions is far more powerful (and fun) then you've ever dreamed possible!

Adding fractions with unlike denominators: word problem

VIDEO 5:47 minutes
We can do math problem all day long, but to really understand math--you have to apply it. Let's apply adding fractions to this word problem.

Subtracting fractions with unlike denominators: word problem

VIDEO 3:19 minutes
To find the answer to this word problem, we'll have to convert the mixed numbers into improper fractions first.