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A student asks about the relation between least common multiple and least common denominator. How do yourespond?

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    When you're adding or subtracting fractions, you need to find the least common denominator.

    For instance:

    1/2 + 3/4 + 5/8 = 4/8 + 6/8 + 5/8 = 15/8

    The least common denominator is also the least common multiple. In the above problem that is 8.

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