SSAT Middle Level Math : How to add fractions

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Example Questions

Example Question #331 : Fractions

Add:

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

Add the numerators and leave the denominators the same:

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Example Question #46 : How To Add Fractions

Solve:

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

Add the numerators and leave the denominators the same:

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Example Question #331 : Fractions

Solve:

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

Add the numerators and leave the denominators the same:

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Example Question #48 : How To Add Fractions

Solve:

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

Add the numerators and leave the denominators the same:

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Example Question #49 : How To Add Fractions

Which of the following is the sum of sixty-seven tenths, sixty-seven hundredths, and sixty-seven ten-thousandths?

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

Sixty-seven tenths, sixty-seven hundredths, and sixty-seven ten-thousandths can be rewritten as 6.7, 0.67, and 0.0067, respectively. Add, appending zeroes at the end of each number as needed:

Example Question #41 : How To Add Fractions

Which of the following is the sum of two fifths, one fourth, and three tenths?

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We must express the three fractions as their equivalents with a common denominator. Since , we rewrite each fraction in terms of twentieths, then add as follows:

Example Question #61 : How To Add Fractions

Add:

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Explanation:

Add the numerators and leave the denominators alone:

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Example Question #341 : Fractions

Subtract:

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Subtract the numerators and leave the denominators alone:

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Example Question #51 : How To Add Fractions

Add:

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

Because the two fractions have the same denominator, simply add the numerators and leave the denominator as is:

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Example Question #345 : Fractions

Which of the following statements demonstrates the commutative property of addition?

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None of the examples in the other responses demonstrates the commutative property of addition.

Correct answer:

Explanation:

The commutative property of addition states that two numbers can be added in either order to obtain the same sum. Of the given responses, only

demonstrates this property, so it is the correct choice.

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