Basic College Mathematics (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0134467795
ISBN 13: 978-0-13446-779-5

Chapter 3 - Adding and Subtracting Fractions - Summary Exercises - Operations with Fractions - Page 236: 33



Work Step by Step

The least common multiple (LCM) of a group of numbers is the smallest number that is divisible by all of the numbers in the group. In order to find the LCM of 8 and 10, we can write the multiples of both numbers and find the first multiple that both numbers have in common. 8- 8, 16, 24, 32, 40 10 - 10, 20, 30, 40 Therefore, the LCM of 8 and 10 is 40.
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