Posted by Elena on Friday, November 30, 2007 at 8:27pm.
What is the best way to add fractions and reduced them to the lowest terms example 3/8+1/3+5/6

Math adding fractions  Ms. Sue, Friday, November 30, 2007 at 8:35pm
First, find the lowest common denominator. What does 8, 3, and 6 go into evenly? Let's take the largest number  8. Multiples of 8 are 8, 16, 24, 32 . . .
Which of those numbers can be divided evenly by 8, 3, and 6?
Did you get 24?
Next  divide 24 by the denominators in each fraction.
24/8 = 3
Multiply your answer by the numerator.
3 * 3 = 9
3/8 = 9/24
1/3 = 8/24
5/6 = 20/24
9/24 + 8/24 + 20/24
Add the numerators
9/24 + 8/24 + 20/24 = 37/24
Divide 37 by 24 to get the lowest term.
37/24 = 1 13/24

Math adding fractions  Ashley, Friday, November 30, 2007 at 10:17pm
i got the same thing

Math adding fractions  danielle, Friday, April 29, 2011 at 3:40pm
can u please tell me what 9/24 + 8/24 is in the lowest term?

Math adding fractions  Anonymous, Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 4:42pm
where did u get 9/4
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