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!

Example of 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.

Example of 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.

Adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators word problems

PRACTICE PROBLEMS
Practice solving addition and subtraction word problems with fractions that have different denominators.