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MEAP Preparation - Grade 5 Mathematics
1.14 Adding/Subtracting Fractions With Like Denominators
Method:
Like fractions are fractions that have common denominators.
While adding or subtracting like fractions, add or subtract the numerators and write the common denominator.
Example
: 2/5 + 4/5
Add the numerators, (2 + 4)/5
Answer: 6/5
Example
: 7/4 - 2/4
Subtract the numerators, (7 - 2)/4
Answer: 5/4
Directions:
Add/subtract the following. Also write at least 5 examples of your own for both addition and subtraction.
Q 1
: 4 9/12 + 1 4/12 =
6 1/12
5 13/12
3 5/12
5 13/24
Q 2
: 2 4/8 - 6/8 =
2 10/8
2 2/8
1 6/8
1 10/8
Q 3
: 1/3 + 2/9 = (Hint 1/3 can be written as 3/9)
10/18
12/18
5/9
1 1/3
Q 4
: 20/30 + 9/30 =
29/30
1/2
6/30
5/13
Q 5
: 35/40 - 24/40 =
11/40
4/3
4/8
1/2
Q 6
: 1/4 + 3/4 + 3/4 =
7/4
6/4
5/4
2/3
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