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 word problem: paint

VIDEO 5:47 minutes
Sal solves a word problem by adding mixed numbers with unlike denominators.

Subtracting fractions word problem: tomatoes

VIDEO 3:19 minutes
Sal solves a word problem by subtracting mixed numbers with unlike denominators.

Add and subtract fractions word problems

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