How to Add and Subtract Unlike Fractions and Mixed Numbers

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Stacy planted 5 1/4 rows of peas in her garden; she then decided to plant 2 1/2 more rows. How many rows of peas did Stacy plant?

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2. Farran purchased a half gallon carton of milk; she drank 1/8 of the carton. How much of the half gallon of milk does Farran have left?

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This quiz and worksheet give you the chance to find sums and differences of fractions and mixed numbers. You will be assessed on your ability to use the least common denominator in order to add or subtract unlike fractions and mixed numbers.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Students will have to solve the following types of problems:

• Adding fractions with different denominators
• Subtracting fractions with unlike denominators
• Subtracting mixed numbers

Skills Practiced

• Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve practice problems with fractions
• Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as different approaches to use when adding or subtracting
• Making connections - use understanding of the concepts of numerator and denominator functions