Lesson Objective

After
understanding
the basics,
let's see a few
more
examples on how
to add
fractions.

About This Lesson

Once you understand the basics behind
adding fractions, it is time to look at
several more examples.

In this lesson, we will learn how to add fractions which are in the form of:

In this lesson, we will learn how to add fractions which are in the form of:

- Whole number + proper fraction
- Mixed + proper fractions with like denominator
- Mixed + proper fractions with unlike denominators

Tip #1

By now, you
should know that
we can only add
fractions that
have like
denominators.

If the fractions have unlike denominators, it is important to manipulate the fractions (e.g. using Equivalent Fractions) so that the denominators become the same.

If the fractions have unlike denominators, it is important to manipulate the fractions (e.g. using Equivalent Fractions) so that the denominators become the same.

Tip #2

When we add fractions, one of the given
fraction may be a mixed fraction. Now,
generally speaking, it is better to convert this
fraction into an improper fraction first before
adding. This is illustrated below:

If you are not sure on how to do this conversion, click here for the lesson.

If you are not sure on how to do this conversion, click here for the lesson.

Tip #3

We may need to add a whole number with
a fraction. For example:

Now, we can easily get the answer by just combining the whole number and the fraction together as shown below:

The math video below will explain the reasons behind this.

Now, we can easily get the answer by just combining the whole number and the fraction together as shown below:

The math video below will explain the reasons behind this.

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)

Now, let's try some MCQ questions to understand
this lesson better.

You can start by going through the series of questions on how to add fractions or pick your choice of question below.

You can start by going through the series of questions on how to add fractions or pick your choice of question below.

- Question 1 on adding a whole number with a proper fraction
- Question 2 on adding a mixed fraction with a proper fraction