In this page, converting two or more unlike fractions to like fractions is explained.

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What is the fraction represented by the colored part in the given figure?

- `3/4`
- `1/4`
- `1/4`

The answer is '`1/4`'.

What is the fraction represented by the colored part in the given figure?

- `3/4`
- `3/4`
- `1/4`

The answer is '`3/4`'.

What is the fraction represented by the colored part in the given figure?

- `7/8`
- `5/8`
- `5/8`

The answer is '`5/8`'.

The figure shows two fractions `3/4` and `5/8`. Are they like fractions?

- No, they are unlike fractions
- No, they are unlike fractions
- Yes, they are like fractions

The answer is 'No, they are unlike fractions'. The denominators are `4` and `8`, so the place values are different.

The figure shows two fractions `3/4` and `5/8`. What is the best way to convert them to like fractions?

- Unlike fractions cannot be converted to like fractions
- ff the parts of the first fraction is cut into two pieces
- ff the parts of the first fraction is cut into two pieces

The answer is 'If the parts of the first fraction is cut into two pieces.'. The place value of one fraction is modified to match the other fraction.

The figure shows two fractions `3/4` and `5/8`. If the fraction having place value `1/4` is modified to have place value `1/8`, then these fractions will be like fractions. The conversion is shown in the figure.

After converting the fraction to have same place value, the number represented by fraction is found. The figure shows the two fractions. The converted fractions are `6/8` and `5/8`. These are like fractions.

What is the fraction represented by the colored part in the given figure?

- `1/3`
- `2/3`
- `2/3`

The answer is '`2/3`'.

The figure shows two fractions `3/4` and `2/3`. What is the best way to convert them to like fractions?

- Unlike fractions cannot be converted to like fractions
- By making the place values or denominators equal
- By making the place values or denominators equal

The answer is 'By making the place values or denominators equal'.

The figure shows two fractions `3/4` and `2/3`. The denominators are `4` and `3`. To make them like fractions, the place value is chosen to be the common multiple of the denominators. The conversion is shown in the figure.

After converting the fraction to have the same place value, the number represented by fraction is found. The figure shows the two fractions. The converted fractions are `9/12` and `8/12`. These are like fractions.

This process involves finding equivalent fractions of the given fractions. The place value or the denominator is chosen to be equal.

`3/4 = (3xx3)/(4xx3) = 9/12`

`2/3 = (2xx4)/(3xx4) = 8/12`

An example of conversion of unlike fractions to like fraction is shown in the figure. To convert the fractions to the same place value,

• the fractions are to be converted to equivalent fractions.

• the "least common multiple" of denominators is found and

• the denominators of the given fractions are converted to the multiple

• when modifying denominators, numerators are modified accordingly.

To convert unlike fractions to like fractions, convert them to equivalent fractions having same denominator or place-value.

**Convert Unlike to Like fractions** The procedural simplification is as follows.

Two fractions `p/q` and `l/m` are given. Find the LCM of denominators `q` and `m` such that `text(LCM) = qxxi = mxxj`. Then convert the fractions to equivalent fractions `(p xx i)/(q xx i)` and `(l xx j)/(m xx j)`. These are like fractions.

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