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using common denominators find the sum
or difference.write it in simplest form 1/2 +1/10=

  • math -

    1/2 = 5/10

    5/10 + 1/10 = ?

  • math 5th grade -

    don't understand ,need common denominator ,the sum in simplest form
    1/2+1/10 =

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    The only way you can add or subtract fractions is if they have the same denominator.

    Think of money. A half dollar is the same as 50 cents, right?

    Think of a pizza. If you divide it into 10 equal pieces, and eat 5 of them, you've eaten 1/2 a pizza.

    Study this site carefully.

    http://www.mathsisfun.com/numbers/common-denominator.html

    I hope that makes it clearer.

    5/10 + 1/10 = 6/10

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