Posted by **ashley** on Wednesday, August 22, 2007 at 10:48pm.

ok, i'm having problems figuring out how to add these fractions, here's an example: 5 7/16-4 1/19-9 3/17 = ? pleeeez help!!!!!

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**DrBob222**, Wednesday, August 22, 2007 at 11:07pm
I would change each mixed fraction as follows to a fraction:

5 7/16 = (5*16)+7 = 87/16

4 1/19 = (4*19)+1 = 77/19

9 3/17 = (9*17)+3 = 156/17

Then find the lowest common decnominator and go from there.

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**~christina~**, Thursday, August 23, 2007 at 11:40am
A suggestion is to go and google **how to find a common denominator in fractions**

click on the first site on the list and it should help you with the lowest common denominator

hope it helps =D

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**~christina~**, Thursday, August 23, 2007 at 11:40am
I meant the 2nd site

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