# Addition and Subtraction of Fractions

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• Subtraction of Two Fractions
• Subtraction of Like Fractions
• Subtraction of Unlike Fractions
• Summary
• What’s Next?

In the previous segment of Class 6 Maths, we discussed How to convert unlike fractions easily. Here let us learn about How to add and subtract fractions.

## How to add two fractions?

While adding two like fractions, add the numerator of both the fractions and place the sum over the common denominator of these fractions.

For example,

3 + 4 =

5 5

3+4 = 7

5 5

While adding two unlike fractions we convert them to like fractions and then add them. Here is an example to understand how it is done.

2

???

3 we will use the following steps:

5

,

Step 1: Identify the denominators of the given unlike fractions.

Here, 2 and 5 are the denominators.

Step 2: Find the LCM of these denominators.

LCM of 2 and 5 is 10.

## Related content

 NCERT Solutions Chapter 7 Class 6 Maths Fractions Class 6 Maths Fractions | Mixed Fractions – Part 1 Types and Classification of Fractions – Definition, and Examples Equivalent Fractions Mixed Fraction – Part 2 | Class 6 Maths Fractions Class 6 Maths Mixed Fractions – Part 3 Class 6 Mixed Fractions – Part 4 Simplest Form of a Fraction Comparing Fractions – Like Fractions Comparing Fractions – Unlike Fractions

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