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anonymous
 one year ago
Fareed wants to add 1/4 + 5/8
A.Add the fractions by using a Giant one to create a common denominator.
B.How can fractions help you find a common denominator?
anonymous
 one year ago
Fareed wants to add 1/4 + 5/8 A.Add the fractions by using a Giant one to create a common denominator. B.How can fractions help you find a common denominator?

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anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Hmmm... this "Giant one" must be a teacherspecific lingo! I have two guesses about what it might mean... but instead of my guessing, can you tell me?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0To add fractions, you need a common denominator. Right now, the denominators are 4 and 8 , so a common denominator will be 8. Your job: turn the denominator of 4 into a denominator of 8 Think: to get from 4 to 8, multiply by 2 (but you need to do the same thing to both the top and the bottom): \[\frac{1}{4}\cdot\frac{2}{2} = \frac{2}{8}\] So, I'm suspecting the "Giant one" is the \(\frac{2}{2}\); multiplying by 1 doesn't change the number, it just changes the name!

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0This might be helpful: http://www.onemathematicalcat.org/algebra_book/online_problems/add_sub_frac.htm There's lots of practice at the bottom.
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