The peak number claims how countless slices we **have. ****The bottom number claims how plenty of equal slices the whole pizza was cut into**.

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## Equivalent Fractions

Some fractions might look different, however are yes, really the same, for example:

4/8 | = | 2/4 | = | 1/2 |

(Four-Eighths) | (Two-Quarters) | (One-Half) | ||

= | = |

**It is usually best to show solution using the simplest portion ( 1/2 in this case ). That is called Simplifying**, or **Reducing** the fraction

## Numerator / Denominator

We call the peak number the **Numerator**, it is the variety of parts us **have**.**We contact the bottom number the Denominator**, the is the variety of parts the totality is **divided into**.

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*Numerator***Denominator**

You just have to remember those names! (If you forget just think "Down"-ominator)

## Adding Fractions

It is simple to add fractions v the **same denominator** (same bottom number):

1/4 | + | 1/4 | = | 2/4 | = | 1/2 |

(One-Quarter) | (One-Quarter) | (Two-Quarters) | (One-Half) | |||

+ | = | = |

Another example:

5/8 | + | 1/8 | = | 6/8 | = | 3/4 |

+ | = | = |

## Adding fractions with different Denominators

**But what about when the denominators** (the bottom numbers) space not the same?

Three-eighths plus one-quarter amounts to ... What?

3/8 | + | 1/4 | = | ? |

+ | = |

We have to somehow make the platform the same.

In this instance it is easy, since we recognize that 1/4 is the exact same as 2/8 :

3/8 | + | 2/8 | = | 5/8 |

+ | = |

**There are two famous methods come do the denominators the same**:

(They both work-related nicely, usage the one you prefer.)

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