Posted by **mykala** on Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at 7:40pm.

adam wants to compare the fractions 2/5, 1/6 and 1/3. he wants to order them from least to greatest and rewrite them so they all have the same denominator. explain how adam can rewrite the fractions.

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**Damon**, Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at 7:46pm
least common multiple of

5

2*3

3

is

5*2*3 = 30

so use

2/5 = 12/30 (top and bottom by 6)

1/6 = 5/30 (top and bottom by 5)

1/3 = 10/30 (top and bottom by 10)

now put them in order :)

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**mykala**, Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at 8:18pm
damon, how did you come up with the number 5 as least common multiple 1/6,1/3,2/5

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**Damon**, Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 1:33pm
30, it says 30 is least common multiple of 5, 6 which is 2*3 and 3

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