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Type of Fractions and How to add Fractions

The natural numbers along with zero are called Whole numbers.
Eg: 0 , 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 ,5 , ………..
1. The smallest whole number is zero where as the largest whole number cannot be obtained
2. Consecutive whole numbers differ by one(1)
3. If ‘x’ is any whole number then each of x+1 , x+2 , x+3 are also whole numbers
4. Except zero every whole number is a natural number

Fractions are defined as the numbers that are represented in the form of p / q , where p and q are integers and q should not be equal to zero. This is the part of a whole number. This tutorial helps you to recognize the kind and how to add them.

There is three type:-

1. Mixed Fractions:


2. Proper Fraction: These are the fractions where the denominator is greater than the numerator.

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3. Improper Fractions: in this type the denominator is smaller than the Numerator.

Improper Fractions

Like fractions are a kind that are having the same denominator. We will try to understand how we can add them. Let us consider an example.

Add 4 /2 + 6 / 2

The denominators are made equal by multiplying the other digit to both denominator and numerator.

Hence, 10 / 2 would be the sum of the given type

Unlike fractions are those which have the different denominator. Example : 2 / 4 , 4 /7 . We will learn here that how we can add them. Let us consider an example.

Add 4 / 2 + 3 / 5

Step 1: You have to make the denominators equal for both the parts.


Step 2: Solve the fraction that is now converted to the Like Fractions.

Addition 2
So, 26 /10 would be the sum of the given sum.

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About Scarlett

Bachelor in Mathematics, MSc in physics from the university of Calgary, Canada. Scarlett has been teaching mathematics to high school students from last 5 years.