## Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

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# Chapter 3 - Adding and Subtracting Fractions - Review Exercises: 25

#### Answer

$\frac{5}{8}$

#### Work Step by Step

$\frac{5}{12}$ + $\frac{5}{24}$ _____ The least common multiple of 12 and 24 is 24. Rewrite both fractions as fractions with a least common denominator of 24. Rewrite as like fraction $\frac{5}{12}$ + $\frac{5}{24}$= $\frac{10}{24}$ + $\frac{5}{24}$ Add the numerator = $\frac{10 + 5}{24}$ = $\frac{15}{24}$ $\frac{15}{24}$ is not in lowest term, Divide the numerator and denominator by common multiple 3 $\frac{15}{24}$ = $\frac{5}{8}$

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