Adding Unlike Fractions (Different Denominators) Worksheets

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Our adding unlike fractions worksheets simplify the daunting task of adding fractions with different denominators. The first step is to find the least common multiple of the denominators, and then rewrite the given fractions as equivalent fractions. Add the numerators, reduce the answer to its lowest term, and remember to cross-check with the given answer key. Begin your learning journey with our free printables!

Adding Unlike Fractions with Visual Models

Use our pdfs featuring fraction strips to provide excellent practice to young learners in adding fractions with unlike denominators.

Traverse through this collection of exercises featuring practice problems, where both the addends are fractions with the number 1 as their numerators.

Solving Word Problems with Unlike Fractions

Get a glimpse of fractions at play in real life with this collection of word problems featuring customary and metric units. Solve the word problems using a sequence of steps.

• Customary Units
• Metric Units

Find the LCM of the denominators, rewrite the proper fractions as equivalent fractions, and add the numerators in these printable resources.

Add unlike fractions by scaling both fractions to make the denominators equal, then write the answer in its lowest term or as a mixed number.

Adding Unlike Fractions with Word Problems

Standard practice is accompanied by word problems in these pdfs that showcase the practical applications of the concept through realistic scenarios.

Finding Missing Fractions | Unlike Fractions

Not one, not two, but three! That's how many fractions there are in each problem in these practice sheets. Follow the same principles and add them up.

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