## Preview

Adding and subtracting fractions with like denominators is probably the easiest type of math you could do with fractions because all you have to do is add/subtract the numerators because the denominator is brought in the answer as it is. So let's take the two fractions 2/7+4/7 and put it in vertical form like this:

2      4
7  +  7

And now all you have to do is add the two numerators 2+4 and we know the answer is 6 and so all we have to do is write the numerator and bring the denominator as it is like this:

2      4       6
7  +  7  =   7

So now we have our answer to our problem 2/7+4/7 which is 6/7.

Now let's take the problem 5/8-3/8 and let's subtract and you should know that subtracting is the same as adding except you only subtract the numerators like this:

5      3      2
8  -   8  =  8

So now we know that the answer is 2/8 of the problem 5/8-3/8 and if you want you can simplify it and make it 1/4.
Now try some of these and make sure to watch the video on YouTube.

Sheet 1 Adding and Subtracting Fractions with Like Denominators