# Learn All Types Of Adding Fractions

## How to add fractions to fractions, whole numbers and mixed numbers

To learn adding fractions, kids need to know two steps. In first step kids learn how to add fractions with like (same) denominators. Adding fractions with like denominators (also called the adding fractions with same denominators) is very easy.

In second step of fraction addition, students need to learn how to add two or more fractions with the different (unlike) denominators.

 Adding fractions with like denominators:   When two fractions have the same (like) denominators and you want to add them, add both the numerators to get a new number which becomes the numerator of the answer. Never ever add denominators of fractions. The same (common) denominator is kept in the answer. In other words, when two fractions have the same denominators, then we can add both numerators to get the answering numerator and we keep the same denominator for the answer. So, the denominators of both the fractions we are adding and that of the  answering fraction, are always same. If possible, you can reduce the resulting fractions into lowest terms by finding gcf of the numerator and denominator.