# SSAT Middle Level Math : How to add fractions

## Example Questions

### Example Question #4 : Number & Operations With Fractions

Zach cleaned  of the house and Alex cleaned  of the house. How much of the house did they clean?

Explanation:

In order to solve this problem, we first need to make common denominators.

Now that we have common denominators, we can add the fractions. Remember, when we add fractions, the denominator stays the same, we only add the numerator.

### Example Question #5 : Number & Operations With Fractions

Ben washed  of the windows and Jen washed . How much of the windows have they washed?

Explanation:

In order to solve this problem, we first need to make common denominators.

Now that we have common denominators, we can add the fractions. Remember, when we add fractions, the denominator stays the same, we only add the numerator.

### Example Question #6 : Number & Operations With Fractions

Jake ate  of the popcorn and Dave ate  of the popcorn. How much of the popcorn have they eaten?

Explanation:

In order to solve this problem, we first need to make common denominators.

Now that we have common denominators, we can add the fractions. Remember, when we add fractions, the denominator stays the same, we only add the numerator.

can be reduced by dividing  by both sides.

### Example Question #7 : Number & Operations With Fractions

Jessica ate  of the cake and Megan ate . How much of the cake have they eaten?

Explanation:

In order to solve this problem, we first need to make common denominators.

Now that we have common denominators, we can add the fractions. Remember, when we add fractions, the denominator stays the same, we only add the numerator.

### Example Question #1 : Number & Operations With Fractions

Tim mowed  of the yard and Tom mowed . How much of the yard have they mowed?

Explanation:

In order to solve this problem, we first need to make common denominators.

Now that we have common denominators, we can add the fractions. Remember, when we add fractions, the denominator stays the same, we only add the numerator.

### Example Question #9 : Number & Operations With Fractions

Shannon has painted  of the house and Dan has paided  of the house. How much of the house is painted?

Explanation:

In order to solve this problem, we first need to make common denominators.

Now that we have common denominators, we can add the fractions. Remember, when we add fractions, the denominator stays the same, we only add the numerator.

### Example Question #10 : Number & Operations With Fractions

David ate  of the pizza and Alison ate  of the pizza. How much of the pizza did they eat?

Explanation:

In order to solve this problem, we first need to make common denominators.

Now that we have common denominators, we can add the fractions. Remember, when we add fractions, the denominator stays the same, we only add the numerator.

### Example Question #1 : Solve Word Problems Involving Addition And Subtraction Of Fractions: Ccss.Math.Content.5.Nf.A.2

Laura ate  of the ice cream and Drew ate . How much of the ice cream did they eat?

Explanation:

In order to solve this problem, we first need to make common denominators.

Now that we have common denominators, we can add the fractions. Remember, when we add fractions, the denominator stays the same, we only add the numerator.

### Example Question #81 : Fractions

Kara ate  of the bag of chips and Andrew ate . How much of the bag of chips did they eat?

Explanation:

In order to solve this problem, we first need to make common denominators.

Now that we have common denominators, we can add the fractions. Remember, when we add fractions, the denominator stays the same, we only add the numerator.