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I am going to be a teacher one day. I need help explaining this:

A student asks whether it is easier to add fractions or multiply fractions. What my respone should be?

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    If you don't know, you should not be a teacher.

    Most of us find multiplying fractions easier

    a/c * b/d= ab/cd

    adding fractions, one has to get a common denominator.

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    Just because i don't know how to explain something I should not be a teacher. Thanks a lot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    I say it's easier to multiply them because you keep the same denominator...i think

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    mutiply fractions and shoot for your dreams

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