Adding and subtracting dissimilar fraction using problem solving
Word Problem Example with solution:
Sarah has 3/5 of soil, while Jake has 2/6 of soil for their garden. How much soil do they have for their garden all together?
1/5 + 2/4
=4/20 + 10/20 (20 is the LCD)
= 7/10 (Simplified answer)
Sarah has 1/10 more cake than Jake.
Find the LCD (Lowest Common Denominator). You can find this by multiplying the two numbers. Then we will find the numerator of the fractions. To do this, we need to divide the LCD with the denominator and then multiply the quotient with the numerator. Do the same for the second fraction. Then you add (If the equation is addition) or subtract (If the equation is subtraction).