Monday, March 12, 2007

Meldee's Super Scribe Post

OK, I know this is late, but I had a party to go to on Friday and not to mention I had chores to do (And still do), so be glad i'm posting this up at all. My post is on adding fractions. To add fractions of different denominators, there are a couple of steps on doing this. Let's say you have a question like this:

Now the denominators are different, so you have to find the least common denominator (Look at Julie's post for more info on LCD). To do that you do these steps.


Step 1: Find the lowest multiple of both denominators. (In this case, find the lowest multiple of 2 and 6)

Step 2: Multiply the numerators by the same number you multiplied the denominator by. (In this case, 6x2= 12 and 2x6=12, so for 1/2, 1x6=6 and for 3/6 it's 3x2=6)

Step 3: Add as you usually would.

*Reader scratches their head in confustion and I try not to laugh*

OK, I'll use a picture example for each step. Maybe that will help...I hope.

Step 1:

Step 2:

Step 3:

So, yah. That's how you add fractions. Well, I'm spent and done. Note me if I did anything wrong or if I made a mistake or should fix it in anyway. Thankies!


michelle 8-16 said...

great post! I like the images you used.

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