Fractions (including mixed) - Adding, Dividing, Subtracting and Multiplying methods

This is a quick simple step by step guide on how to convert mixed fractions to improper fractions, how to divide, multiply, subtract and add fractions (including mixed fractions).  

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  • FRACTIONS
    • Adding
      • Step 1: Make sure the bottom numbers (the denominators) are the same
      • Step 2: Add the top numbers (the numerators), put the answer over the denominator
      • Step 3: Simplify the fraction (if needed)
      • Adding mixed fractions
        • Step 1: Covert them to improper fractions.  For example;  2 3/4 = 11/4
          • Multiply the whole number and the denominator and add on the numerator
        • Step 2: Add them together as long as the denominator is the same
        • Step 3: then convert them back to mixed fractions. All these steps apply for SUBTRACTING too
    • Multiplying
      • Step 1: Multiply the denominators.
      • Step 2: Multiply the numerators.
      • Step 3: Simplify the fraction if needed.
      • Multiplying mixed fractions
        • Step 1: convert to improper fractions.
        • Steo 2: Multiply fractions as usual.
        • Step 3: Convert back to mixed fractions.
    • Dividing
      • Step 1. Turn the second fraction (the one you want to divide by) upside-down
      • Step 2: Multiply the fractions as usual
      • Step 3: Simplify if needed

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