Today we are going to take a break from finding common denominators and equivalent fractions so we can work on adding and subtracting fractions and mixed numbers with like denominators.
*if you need to you can change mixed number into improper fractions before you add or subtract. Just remember to change your answer back into a mixed number*
*if the denominators are the same you can add or subtract as the problem is written*
*if you have a whole number you will have to change it into a mixed number. Subtract 1 from the whole number and then create your fraction so it has the same denominator as the other fraction in the problem. Remember that a whole has the same numerator and denominator*