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7-93.

Simplify the following expressions to show each student's portion of licorice with a single fraction.

1. Students in Team W got $1 + \frac { 1 } { 2 } + \frac { 1 } { 6 }$.

Refer to the Lesson 7.3.1 Math Notes box for adding fractions.

$1\frac{2}{3}$

2. Students in Team X got $1 + \frac { 1 } { 2 } + \frac { 1 } { 5 } + \frac { 1 } { 10 }$.

What denominator could you choose for this problem? Remember it should be a multiple of each of the denominators.

$1\frac{4}{5}$

3. Students in Team Y got $1 + \frac { 1 } { 6 } + \frac { 1 } { 6 } + \frac { 1 } { 6 } + \frac { 1 } { 6 }$.

Do you need to find a new denominator for this problem? Why or why not?