How Do I Solve Fractions?
Solving fractions requires finding the lowest common denominator. The lowest common denominator is the number that is a common multiple of the bottom number of fractions. The number at the bottom of fractions is known as the numerator.
The image below asks for the answer to 2/3 + 3/4. The final answer is 17/12.
17/12 is an improper fraction. This converts to 1 and 5/12 as a mixed fraction.
Equivalent fractions are the same. 1/2 is equivalent to 2/4. 2/4 is equivalent to 3/6. The graphic below shows similar pairs of equivalent fractions in the same colour.