How do you add fractions with unlike denominators?
I think you have to convert them all to the same denominator:
1/2 + 1/4 + 1/8 + 3/16 = 8/16 + 4/16 + 2/16 + 3/16 = 17/16 = 1 & 1/16
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you have to make them have the same denomninator.
if you had to add, lets say, 3/4 and 1/2, you would multiply the 1/2 by 2/2 to make it 2/4. then you can add them.
You need to find a common denominator
1/4 + 1/2 =