## How do you make dissimilar mixed fractions similar?

Multiply both parts of each fraction by the denominator of the other fraction, if the denominators are different. For example, if you are adding 1/3 and 2/5, multiply both 1 and 3 by 5, making the fraction 5/15. Then multiply both 2 and 5 by 3 (the denominator of the other fraction), making the fraction 6/15.

**How do I make fractions similar?**

You can make equivalent fractions by multiplying or dividing both top and bottom by the same amount. You only multiply or divide, never add or subtract, to get an equivalent fraction.

### How do you solve dissimilar fractions?

How To Subtract Fractions With Different Denominators

- Step 1: Find the least common denominator. The least common denominator (LCD) is the lowest common multiple of the two denominators you’re working with.
- Step 2: Find the equivalent fraction.
- Step 3: Subtract the new numerators.
- Step 4: Simplify the answer if necessary.

**How do we compare dissimilar fractions?**

Step 1: Compare denominators. If they are different, rewrite one or both fractions with a common denominator. Step 2: Check the numerators. If the denominators are the same, then the fraction with the greater numerator is the greater fraction.

#### What is the first thing to do in subtracting dissimilar fractions?

The first step is to find a common denominator, so these fractions are split into the same number of parts. To find the lowest common denominator, multiply the denominators together. Remember, whatever is done to the denominator needs to be done to the numerator as well.

**How do you arrange dissimilar fractions in ascending order?**

If the numerators of a group of fractions are the same, we use the denominators to sort them in ascending or descending order. We look at the numerators if the denominators are the same. If the numerators and denominators are different, we compare the fraction sizes to sort them in ascending or descending order.

## How do you compare two unlike fractions?

We can compare fractions with unlike denominators by finding the least common denominator, or the smallest multiple the denominators share. Then we make equivalent fractions, or fractions that represent the same part of the whole.

**How do you compare unlike fractions with different numerators?**

In comparison of unlike fractions, we change the unlike fractions to like fractions and then compare.

- Let us compare two fractions 47 and 49 which have same numerator.
- Since 4 shaded parts of 7 is bigger than the 4 shaded parts of 9 therefore 47 > 49.
- Let us compare 57 and 35.
- 57 = 5×57×5 = 2535.
- 35 = 3×75×7 = 2135.