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
Cindy and Michael need 1 gallon of orange paint for the giant cardboard pumpkin they are making for Halloween. Cindy has 2/5 of a gallon of red paint. Michael has 1/2 of a gallon of yellow paint. If they mix their paints together, will ...

Subtracting fractions with unlike denominators word problem

VIDEO 3:19 minutes
Sal walks through a mixed number word problem involving subtraction.

Adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators word problems

PRACTICE PROBLEMS
Practice solving fraction addition and subtraction word problems. The fractions in these problems have unlike denominators.