Like and Unlike Fractions

In fractions we will learn about like and unlike fractions.


Fractions with the same denominators (bottom numbers) are called like fractions.

For example:

(i) ²/₁₃, ⁵/₁₃, ¹²/₁₃ and ³⁵/₁₃ are like fractionswith the same denominators (bottom numbers).

(ii) ¹/₆, ¹⁷/₆, ²⁵/₆ and ¹⁶/₆ are like fractions with the same denominators (bottom numbers).

(iii) ¹⁶/₉, ¹⁹/₉, ⁸⁹/₉ and ¹¹⁵/₉ are like fractionswith the same denominators (bottom numbers).

(iv) ²/₁₅, ¹⁷/₁₅, ³⁹/₁₅ and ¹¹⁵/₁₅ are like fractions with the same denominators (bottom numbers).


Fractions with different denominators (bottom numbers) are called unlike fractions.

For example:

(i) ²/₃, ¹⁵/₁₃, ¹²/₁₇ and ³⁵/₁₉ are unlike fractions with different denominators (bottom numbers).

(ii) ¹/₆, ¹⁷/₁₄, ²⁵/₁₆ and ¹⁶/₂₃ are unlike fractionswith different denominators (bottom numbers).

(iii) ¹⁶/₁₉, ⁹/₄, ⁸⁹/₉ and ¹¹⁵/₂₁ are unlike fractionswith different denominators (bottom numbers).

(iv) ²/₁₅, ¹⁷/₁₁, ³⁹/₇ and ¹
⁵/₂₇ are unlike fractionswith different denominators (bottom numbers).

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Representations of Fractions on a Number Line

Fraction as Division

Types of Fractions

Conversion of Mixed Fractions into Improper Fractions

Conversion of Improper Fractions into Mixed Fractions

Equivalent Fractions

Interesting Fact about Equivalent Fractions

Fractions in Lowest Terms

Like and Unlike Fractions

Comparing Like Fractions

Comparing Unlike Fractions

Addition and Subtraction of Like Fractions

Addition and Subtraction of Unlike Fractions

Inserting a Fraction between Two Given Fractions

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