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# What is a common denominator?

This is relating to math, can you tell I have been out of school too long? lol

Asked by TexGran at 10:24 AM on Jan. 13, 2011 in Just for Fun

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• http://www.mathsisfun.com/numbers/common-denominator.html

Watch the video at this link! =)

Answer by SuperrMommyy at 10:27 AM on Jan. 13, 2011

• It has to do with fractions.

Answer by khf22 at 10:24 AM on Jan. 13, 2011

• Can you be more specific?

Comment by TexGran (original poster) at 10:26 AM on Jan. 13, 2011

• Two fractions that can be transformed to have the same bottom number..

Answer by SuperrMommyy at 10:26 AM on Jan. 13, 2011

• like in a fraction. In 1/4, the 4 is a denominator. Its when 2 fractions have the same number on the bottom like 1/4 and 2/4

Answer by butterflyblue19 at 10:27 AM on Jan. 13, 2011

• Here this will explain it easily for you: http://www.mathsisfun.com/numbers/common-denominator.html

Answer by Syphon at 10:27 AM on Jan. 13, 2011

• Its like, it you have 2/4 and 1/2, you change the bottom number (denominator) to 4, because 2 and 4, can both be multiplied to equal 4.
2/4 (4 x 1= 4) and 1/2 (2 x 2 = 4) ...then, your ready to solve your problem. You can only solve once those bottom numbers are the same. Sorry for my explanation...my English isn't the best to be explaining this! GL

Answer by khf22 at 10:28 AM on Jan. 13, 2011

• its when a number can be divided evenly into the two numbers at the bottom portion of the fraction to complete the equation. i hope that made sense.

Answer by lambdarose at 10:28 AM on Jan. 13, 2011

• my answer was going to be 'sex'