# How To Add And Subtract Fractions

## The First Step of Adding And Subtracting Fractions

The first thing you need do is line you fractions up.And see if you have the same denominator or not.

## Second Step to Adding and Subtracting Fractions

Now that you have found if the fractions have the same denominator or not. You add them if their add and subtract if their subtraction. If they do not have the same denominator you will find the common denominator.For example if you had two twelves plus one sixth you already you the common denominator is twelve.

## Last Step Of Adding And Subtracting Fractions

Last step is you will change the denominator to twelve .Then you will see how many times six goes into twelve and that is two times.Two times one is two so now you have your first simplified fraction.Two twelves,next you will do the same for the other fraction.Twelve goes into twelve one time one times two is two .Now you have your second answer two twelves.Now you add two twelves plus two twelves which equals four twelves.That can be simplified to two sixth.Now two sixth can be simplified to one third and that is the simplest form. Now you are done and know how to add and subtract fractions.