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Fractions: Adding and Subtracting

Adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator – This video begins by showing the common mistake of adding the numerator and adding the denominator and explaining why this cannot be correct. The correct method is used with a pictorial representation to aid understanding. The video continues with a series of simple addition and subtraction examples.

Adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators – This demonstration begins again by explaining that only the numerators are added. There follows a brief recap of equivalent fractions before moving on to show a simple example of how to add fractions with different denominators. The videos are produced by

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