Adding and Subtracting Fractions,
a selection of answers from the Dr. Math archives.
 Adding Fractions
 Sally ate 1/8 of a cake and her sister ate 3/8 of it. What fraction did they eat together? A beginning fraction problem with
an illustrative diagram.
 Adding Fractions
 3/4 + 1/6. I don't understand how they get 9 and 2 for numerators. A diagram and an explanation.
 Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying, Dividing Fractions
 Lowerterm fractions: a basic explanation.
 Adding and Subtracting Fractions
 An explanation using money.
 Adding and Subtracting Fractions
 Why don't we add or subtract the denominators? An appleandorange explanation.
 Adding Fractions
 How do you add fractions? The common denominator and the distributive property.
 Subtracting Fractions
 The basics, and finding a common denominator.
 Subtracting Fractions with Borrowing
 When you are subtracting a fraction, do you always take one away from the whole number? An explanation using clock time.
