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This question tells me add or subtract as directed and reduce answers to lowest terms. 2 3/10 + 9 4/5 Im not understanding the steps at all??? ive tryed 4 GED books and even the Teacher isent able to properly explain is a way that i can understand.

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  1. You need to find the common denominator to add and subtract fractions.

    Since 10 is divisible by 5, the common denominator is 10.

    9 4/5 = 9 8/10

    Then add the whole numbers and the numerators.

    2 3/10 + 9 8/10 = 11 11/10 = 11 1/10

    Try these sites for more information.

    http://www.math.com/school/subject1/lessons/S1U4L3GL.html

    http://www.themathpage.com/arith/add-fractions-subtract-fractions-1.htm

    http://www.math.com/school/subject1/lessons/S1U4L2GL.html

    After you've studied these sites, please post a couple of your problems, along with your answers. We'll be glad to check them.

  2. Oops! I goofed in the final answer. It should be 12 1/10, not 11 1/10.

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