# How to add and subtract fractions with different denominators

## How do you add fractions with different denominators step by step?

**Here’s the way to do it:**

- Cross-multiply the two fractions and add the results together to get the numerator of the answer. Suppose you want to add the fractions 1/3 and 2/5. …
- Multiply the two denominators together to get the denominator of the answer. …
- Write your answer as a fraction.

## How do you add and subtract fractions step by step?

Step 1: Find the Lowest Common Multiple (LCM) between the denominators. Step 2: Multiply the numerator and denominator of each fraction by a number so that they have the LCM as their new denominator. Step 3: Add or subtract

**the numerators and keep the denominator the same**.## What are the three steps in order when adding or subtracting fractions with different denominator?

**Add or subtract fractions with different denominators**

- Find the LCD.
- Convert each fraction to an equivalent form with the LCD as the denominator.
- Add or subtract the fractions.
- Write the result in simplified form.