Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Finding the Least Common Denominator of Three Fractions

The least common denominator of two or more fractions is the smallest number that can be divided evenly by each of the fractions' denominators.  You can determine the LCM (least common multiple)  by finding multiples of the denominators of the fractions.

Find the least common denominator of the following fractions:  5/12, 7/36, and 3/8.

8, 16, 24, 36
12, 24, 36

The least common denominator is 36.

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