LCD of Sums

LCD of Sums Worksheet

Worksheet Description

The worksheet is designed to teach students how to find the least common denominator for adding different fractions. It presents four problems, each with two fractions that do not have a common denominator. The worksheet provides a structured format with two columns, one for the fractions to be added and another for students to write the least common denominator and the resulting sum.

This worksheet is intended to teach students the process of finding the least common denominator (LCD) when adding fractions with unlike denominators. It challenges students to identify the smallest common multiple of two denominators, which is necessary to combine the fractions into a single sum. This skill is crucial as it lays the groundwork for performing more complex fraction operations and algebraic expressions. Through practice, students learn to manipulate fractions to have the same denominator, enabling them to add the fractions correctly.