SSAT Upper Level Math : How to add fractions

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Example Question #11 : How To Add Fractions

Solve,

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

Since the denominators for the fractions are the same, keep the denominator and add the numerators.

Example Question #241 : Number Concepts And Operations

On a given week, Jeremy spends  of his time working on homework and  of his time doing chores. What fraction of his time is spent doing homework and doing chores?

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

To find how much time Jeremy spends doing his homework and his chores, add together  and .

First, convert both fractions so that they have the same denominator.

Now, you can add the fractions together.

Example Question #61 : Operations With Fractions

Solve,

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

In order to add the fractions, you need to first find a common denominator. For  and , the least common denominator is .

Then,

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