## Browse Tag: how to add dissimilar fractions

Fractions whose denominators are the same are called similar fractions. Fractions that are not similar are called dissimilar fractions. Hence, the fractions $\frac{1}{8}$, $\frac{3}{8}$, and $\frac{5}{8}$ are similar fractions, while the fractions $\frac{2}{3}$ and $\frac{1}{2}$ are dissimilar fractions. In this post, we are going to learn how to add fractions.

$\displaystyle \frac{1}{5} + \frac{2}{5} = \frac{1 + 2}{5} = \frac{3}{5}$
$\displaystyle \frac{1}{8} + \frac{2}{8} + \frac{4}{8} = \frac{1 + 2 + 4}{8} = \frac{7}{8}$ Continue Reading