# Mathematics - Class 4 / Grade 4

- Addition of Unlike Fractions
### Addition of Unlike Fractions

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**Step 1:**Use LCM method to convert the unlike fractions into like fractions.**Step 2:**Find out new numerators of the given fractions.**Step 3:**Add new numerators.**Step 4:**Write the resulting numerator after addition over the LCM as denominator.**Step 5:**If resultant fraction is an improper fraction then convert it into mixed fraction.**Example 1:**

Here denominators are different. So, we will first make denominators of the given fractions equal, using LCM method.

LCM OF 3 and 4

= 3 x 4

= 12

**Now we have to find out new numerators of the both fractions.**New Numerator of the first fraction =

LCM ÷ Denominator of the first fraction x Numerator of the first fraction

= 12 ÷ 3 = 4 (LCM ÷ Denominator of the first fraction)

= 4 x 1 =4 (Resultant answer x Numerator of the first fraction)

New numerator of first fraction is 4

New Numerator of the second fraction =

LCM ÷ Denominator of the second fraction x Numerator of the second fraction

= 12 ÷ 4 = 3 (LCM ÷ Denominator of the second fraction)

= 3 x 1 =3 (Resultant answer x Numerator of the second fraction)

New numerator of second fraction is 3

**Now add new numerators**= 4 + 3

= 7

**Then write the resulting numerator after addition over the LCM as denominator.**

**Example 2:**

Here denominators are different. So, we will first make denominators of the given fractions equal, using LCM method.

LCM OF 7, 21 and 14

7

7, 21, 14

2

1, 3 , 2

3

1, 3, 1

1, 1, 1

= 7 x 2 x 3

= 42

**Now we have to find out new numerators of the all the fractions.**New Numerator of the first fraction =

LCM ÷ Denominator of the first fraction x Numerator of the first fraction

= 42 ÷ 7 = 6 (LCM ÷ Denominator of the first fraction)

= 6 x 4 = 24 (Resultant answer x Numerator of the first fraction)

New numerator of first fraction is 24

New Numerator of the second fraction =

LCM ÷ Denominator of the second fraction x Numerator of the second fraction

= 42 ÷ 21 = 2 (LCM ÷ Denominator of the second fraction)

= 2x2 =4 (Resultant answer x Numerator of the second fraction)

New numerator of second fraction is 4

New Numerator of the third fraction =

LCM ÷ Denominator of the third fraction x Numerator of the third fraction

= 42 ÷ 14 = 3 (LCM ÷ Denominator of the third fraction)

= 3x31 =93 (Resultant answer x Numerator of the third fraction)

New numerator of third fraction is 93

**Now add all new numerators**= 24 + 4 + 93

= 121

**Then write the resulting numerator after addition over the LCM as denominator.****Now convert the improper fraction into mixed fraction**

**Note:**1. In addition of a whole number and a fractional number, we assume denominator of whole number as 1 for calculation.

2. In addition of mixed fractions, convert mixed fraction into improper fraction before starting to add.

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