# Adding Fractions with Like Denominators in Word Problems

Skill:

Add and subtract fractions and mixed numbers with like denominators (without regrouping) in number and word problems.

# Adding Fractions with Like Denominators in Word Problems

Solve word problems using fractions with like denominators in this activity.

### Putting It All Together

*Answer these open ended questions on your own or with others to form deeper math connections.*

### Open-ended question 1

When you add 2 fractions with the same denominator, what is the denominator in the solution?

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### Open-ended question 2

How do you find the numerator of the fraction in the solution?

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### Open-ended question 3

When you add 2 fractions together, how can you tell when the sum will make 1 whole?

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### Open-ended question 4

After moving the fractions in place, set the first numerator to 1 then set the second numerator to the maximum value using the sliders. Then set the the first numerator to a higher value. What do you notice? Why is it not possible to have a sum that is greater than 1?

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