Add Fractions using Jealousy Method part 1

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Lesson Summary:

In this lesson, you will learn how to add fractions with different denominators using the Jealousy Method, a technique credited to Paul McGuire. The method involves factoring the denominators and finding the least common denominator that satisfies each denominator's jealousy, and then multiplying the numerators of each fraction. This powerful tool is especially useful when adding more than two fractions.

Lesson Description:

Learn how to add fractions with different denominators by using the Jealousy Method.

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Questions answered by this video:
  • How can you add fractions with different denominators?
  • What is the Jealousy Method for adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators?
  • How do you add 9/10 + 5/18 using the jealousy method for adding fractions?
  • How do you add 5/6 + 3/4 + 8/15 using the Jealousy Method?
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    This lesson explains a very interesting method of adding fractions with different denominators called the Jealousy Method. This method works very well and is a great way to add fractions efficiently and quickly. Several example problems are shown in this lesson.