Add Fractions using Jealousy Method part 2

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Lesson Summary:

In this lesson, the Jealousy Method of adding fractions with unlike denominators is demonstrated through several examples. The method involves factoring the denominators and finding the least common denominator. Numerators are left unfactored and added or subtracted according to the operation given. The importance of prime factorization and canceling out common factors is also discussed.

Lesson Description:

More examples of adding fractions with unlike denominators 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 3/20 + 5/28 + 1/30 using the jealousy method for adding fractions?
  • How do you simplify 152/(2*2*3*5*7) to lowest terms?
  • How do you reduce 152/420 to simplest terms?
  • How do you add and simplify 3/4 - 1/6 + 5/8 using the jealousy method for adding and subtracting fractions?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This lesson shows several more example problems for adding fractions with unlike denominators by using a cool method called the Jealousy Method. This method is explained very well and all example problems are explained step by step. A great tutorial for adding fractions.