# How To Add Improper Fractions

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Adding fractions is usually taught starting in 4th grade with similar fractions (same denominator, eg 3/8 + 2/8). Children begin to use manipulatives to help them understand a concept and can then move on to abstract problems.

## How To Add Improper Fractions

Then, in 5th grade, students explore addition of odd fractions (fractions with different denominators, such as 3/4 + 2/5) and mixed numbers with odd fractions. To do this, the fractions being added are converted to equivalent fractions with a common denominator. After the conversion, you have similar fractions (fractions with the same denominator) that you can just add. To understand how this is done, watch this video on adding different fractions on my other site (MathMammoth.com).

## Question Video: Identifying Mixed Numbers, Proper Fractions, And Improper Fractions

In grades 6 and 7, students simply practice adding fractions with larger denominators and more complex problems.

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Fractions in 4th grade addition problems are limited to equal fractions – fractions with the same denominator.

Here are some more fractions worksheets to use in 4th grade. They also only use fractions with the same denominator (like fractions).

### Adding And Subtracting Fractions (w/ 21+ Examples!)

Add two unequal fractions, simple denominators 2, 3, 4, 6 and 12 (the student can use a manipulative)

In the 6th and 7th grades, students simply practice addition with fractions that have larger denominators than in the 5th grade. Addition and subtraction like fractions is nothing more than a common arithmetic operation. Once we have established that all the denominators are equal, the rest is simply adding or subtracting our numerators. The denominators tell us whether we can directly add or subtract them.

When we’re dealing with denominators, that means we’re dealing with both like fractions (also known as like fractions) and unlike fractions (or unlike fractions). I already talked about similar and unlike fractions in my previous post. For those who want to check it out, check out my post titled Types of Fractions.

In this lesson, I will present the basic procedure (step by step) of adding or subtracting like fractions. Following are various examples to help you understand better.

Step 1 is checking the denominator. All the denominators are equal to 5, so we can go to step 2.

Step 4 is adding integers. Since we don’t have mixed numbers, we can skip this step.

### Improper Fractions & Mixed Fractions

Step 5 is to transform our answer to its lowest term. Since 4/5 is already the lowest term, 4/5 is our final answer.

Example #5 Let’s look at another example of adding like fractions. This time we will add a real and an improper fraction. We will follow the same steps.

Example #6 Let’s add mixed numbers this time. The easiest way to add mixed numbers is to add according to our procedure. Add the correct fractions and then the whole numbers. See an example below.

#### What Is An Improper Fraction Explained

Example #7 However, there are some problems where after adding proper fractions, the result is an improper fraction. Mixed numbers can only consist of a whole number and a proper fraction. If the partner of your whole number is an improper fraction, then you need to convert the improper fraction into mixed numbers and combine the whole numbers. See an example below.

Note: 7/5 is not a proper fraction. A mixed number should have only one real fraction and one whole number. So we have to convert it to a mixed number.

In this problem, it is better to convert the mixed numbers into an improper fraction and perform the addition according to our method to avoid confusion. Let’s solve example #7 again.

#### Converting Between Improper Fractions And Mixed Numbers

For me, this is much easier than the previous one. But regardless of which technique suits you, it will still give you the right answer.

Example #8 We can also add a mixed number and a proper fraction. The procedure is the same as in Example #6.

If the result is more than one after adding the correct fractions, follow the procedure in example # 7. Let’s look at another example.

#### Question Video: Converting Improper Fractions To Mixed Numbers In Word Problems

Dealing with the addition of similar fractions is very simple. You just need to make sure the denominators are the same so you can continue adding the numerators.

Subtracting like fractions follows the same procedure as adding like fractions. The only difference is that you’re dealing with subtraction.

Example #12 We can also have negative fractions as a result. Negative fractions are fractions less than zero.

#### Mixed Numbers And Improper Fractions (b) Worksheet

Example #14 In this example, we subtract mixed numbers of like fractions. It becomes easy as we convert the mixed numbers into improper fractions and continue our process.

1. To add or subtract like fractions, just add or subtract all the numerators and copy the denominators. Then convert the answer to the lowest term or mixed number.

2. To add or subtract mixed numbers with like denominators, first convert the mixed numbers to improper fractions. Then add or subtract the numerators and just copy the denominators. Convert your answer to the lowest expression or mixed number.

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If you have any questions or problems regarding the above topic, feel free to leave them in the comment section below. You can also send your concerns to our support team at support@. On this page we have some worked examples and a set of worksheets to help you learn and practice adding two improper fractions.

If you just want a calculator to do the hard work for you, try our fraction addition calculator.

If you’d rather learn how to do it yourself, skip this part and read on.

Students are taught how to add and subtract fractions with like denominators in 3rd grade and fractions with different denominators in 5th grade.

Adding improper fractions is exactly the same as adding two proper fractions – there is no real difference except that the value of each fraction is greater than 1 whole

It’s a bit like adding inches and centimeters – you need to convert both measurements to the same unit – centimeters or inches!

In this case, all you need to do is multiply the numerator and denominator of the fraction by the smaller denominator so that both denominators are the same.

The simplest and easiest way to convert two fractions into equivalent fractions with the same denominator is to multiply the numerator and denominator of each fraction by the denominator of the other fraction.

Example 1) Calculate the fractional sum below and give your answer as a mixed number. [ + ]

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You’ll notice that the two denominators are the same, so we can go straight to step 2).

You will notice that the second denominator (15) is a multiple of the first denominator (5), so we must follow step 1a).

The denominator of the first fraction is 7. The denominator of the second fraction is 4. These numbers are not multiples of each other.

## Learn How To Add Fractions

First, we bring two fractions to the same denominator by multiplying the numerator and denominator of the first fraction by d and the numerator and denominator of the second fraction by b.

Since b x d is the same as d x b, we now have two fractions that are the same as the fractions we started with and have the same denominator!

A breakdown of the skills taught on the sheets is above each sheet so you can see the skills required.

#### Learning By Questions

Sheet 1 – Addition of improper fractions where one denominator is a multiple of the other, eg 6/5 + 17/15.

Sheet 3 – like sheet 2), but with a more efficient calculation method. Supports. No simplification needed.

Sheet 5 – as sheet 4), but the fractions must be written as both improper and mixed fractions.

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