Basic College Mathematics (10th Edition)

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Chapter 3 - Adding and Subtracting Fractions - 3.2 Least Common Multiples - 3.2 Exercises - Page 211: 1



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The least common multiple of two numbers is the smallest number into which the original numbers divide. Therefore, we can look at a list of multiples of each number to find the LCM. 4- 4, 8, 12, 16, 20 8- 8, 16, 24, 32, 40 We can see that 8 is the smallest number into which both 4 and 8 divide. Therefore, 8 is the LCM of 4 and 8.
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