# Math

1/3, 5/6 , and 3/8 =

add the fractions reduce to loewst terms

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1. To start, all the fractions must have a common denominator (bottom number). That will be the lowest number by which all the denominators (3, 6, and 8) can be divided.
In this case, the common denominator is 24.

Now you need to see how to change all the fractions to have the common denominator.

Start with 1/3. By multiplying the top and bottom by 8, we can get 8/24. You just have to see what number you need to multiply by so that you can have 24 on bottom. Use a similar process for 5/6 and 3/8, and then add the numerators to get your final answer.

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2. First, find a common denominator. What number is evenly divisible by 3, 6, and 8?

The common denominator for this fractions is 24.

Then, since 3 goes into 24 eight times, we multiply the numerator by 8.
1/3 = 8/24

Since 6 goes into 24 four times,
5/6 = 20/24

3/8 = 9/24

8/24 + 20/24 + 9/24

8/24 + 20/24 + 9/24 = 37/24

Divide 37 by 24 to get the lowest terms.

37/24 = 1 13/24

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