   Chapter 2, Problem 10CR ### Contemporary Mathematics for Busin...

8th Edition
Robert Brechner + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305585447

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Section ### Contemporary Mathematics for Busin...

8th Edition
Robert Brechner + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305585447
Textbook Problem

# When adding unlike fractions, we begin by finding the ___________ common denominator of those fractions. (2-7)

To determine

To fill: The blank space in the statement, “When adding unlike fractions, we begin by finding the ____ common denominator of those fractions.”

Explanation

When adding unlike fractions, we begin by finding the least common denominator of those fractions.

Unlike fractions are said to be the proper fractions with different denominators and must be converted to like fractions by finding the least common denominator before addition.

Example:

The fractions 57and

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