Q&A #854

Adding fractions

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From: ---
To: Teacher2Teacher Service
Date: Nov 29, 1998 at 16:25:56
Subject: Adding fractions

I would like to know if someone can help me explain how to add fractions. I need a clever explanation for a boy that asks about the little details. Specifically: when adding fractions, why must they be in the same denominator? I need real life examples to help me explain why. Thanks.

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