WATCH: Genius maths hacks: Adding fractions with the butterfly method

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The butterfly method of adding fractions.
The butterfly method of adding fractions.
Bashiera Parker

When learning to add fractions there’s a standard method they teach you in school

Make the denominator the same, and whatever you times the denominator by, also multiply the numerator by. You add the two numerator numbers and you’re left with the top half of your fraction over your common denominator. 

It seems fairly easy to do, but we’ve got a quicker, more visual approach: The butterfly method. 

Scroll up and follow the method above.

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