Welcome to Adding Fractions with Common Denominators with Teacher Harvy! Need help with how to add fractions with like denominators? You're in the right place! Whether you're just starting out, or need a quick refresher, this is the video for you if you're looking for help with adding fractions with the same denominator. Teacher Harvy will go through adding fractions examples and explain how to add fractions with common denominators step by step.
Fractions are composed of a numerator and denominator, and when two fractions have the same number for a denominator, it is known as a common, or like, denominator. Adding fractions together when they have a common denominator is easy to do, because you can just add all the numerators together! The new fraction will use the same original denominator, so all you have to worry about is adding the numbers above the line. The same is true for subtracting fractions that have common denominators. Things get a little trickier when the fractions don’t have the same denominator, but they can still be added or subtracted by finding a common denominator first.
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Ryan Harvy Quindoza has a degree in Bachelor of Secondary Education with the specialization in Social Sciences. He is currently a college instructor at one of the most prominent colleges in their region.