Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

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Chapter 3 - Adding and Subtracting Fractions - 3.2 Least Common Multiples - 3.2 Exercises: 42

Answer

$\frac{25}{40}$

Work Step by Step

In order to rewrite $\frac{5}{8}$ with a denominator of 40, we must first divide 40 by the original denominator. $40÷8=5$ Therefore, we must multiply the original numerator by 5. $\frac{5}{8}=\frac{5\times5}{40}=\frac{25}{40}$
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