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

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**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

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

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

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

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