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anonymous
 5 years ago
Im trying to teach my nephew how to get the common factor from 8, 4, 10. It is easy for me but I dont really know how to help her. Please teach me how to do that.
anonymous
 5 years ago
Im trying to teach my nephew how to get the common factor from 8, 4, 10. It is easy for me but I dont really know how to help her. Please teach me how to do that.

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anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0write out all factors look for same ones in all of them 1, 2, 4, 8 1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 4, 10 common factors: 1, 2

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ahhh eassy. Thanks again

radar
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0The common factor for those three numbers other than 1, is 2. 2 is common to all three

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I'm pretty sure i wrote that? :x

radar
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Well what confused me was you had listed 3 as a factor, all be it not common, but I don't see 3 as a factor for any of those numbers.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0oooo so sorry x_X EMUN i made a couple of typos look for same ones in all of them 1, 2, 4, 8 1, 2, 4 < here 1, 2, 5, 10 ^ and here thanks radar

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0but it's still 1, 2 i got lucky :P

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Can you help me with this 1/2, 3,2, 1/2. I know the common term is 1/2. But how to teach it in a simple way?

radar
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0You were right, in fact I missed the last line, guess I was focused on the 3 lol

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I don't think I've done common factors with fractions... actually, i was just doing it, i dont' think this is possible....whats your take radar? there are unlimited fraction pairs that can be used to obtain 1/2, 2, 3...

radar
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I agree, using fractions as factors is not normally done, usually integers when dealing with numbers.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Im not sure of this, but i do the following: Put the fraction in its simplest terms. 1/2=1*1/2 3/2=3*1/2 1/2=1*1/2 The common term is 1/2. This is the way my brain processes the problem. Again, im not sure of it. Lets try with another example. You give me one please

radar
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0well in that case what is to prevent you from saying 1/2=2* 1/4, 4*1/8 etc.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0right, but i can argue that 1/2 = 4/3 * 3/8 3/2 = 4/3 * 1/2 1/2 = 4/3 * 3/8 then 4/3 is also a common factor you have INFINITY pairs with fractions i think this question is invalid unless the answer is that there ISN'T one? Oo

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ahhh OK. Got it. YOu mean there is not a way of finding a common factor from a fraction?

radar
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0What are you studying, addition and subtracting of fractions?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0But there is not an specific rule for doing this. We have to think about it first

radar
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Of course fractions have factors, but there can be lots and lots of them, you must have some purpose when factoring fractions?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0the specific rule for finding common factors is first writing out all factors for each number and then seeing the common ones however, like i said before, with fractions, you have an unlimited amount of factors, you can find an unlimited amount of common factors
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