Show how finding a Least Common Multiple can help you to simplify each of the following expressions. Then simplify them.
What is the least common multiple of
and ? How can this help you with this calculation?
Convert two-thirds to a fraction with a denominator of
Subtract five-twelfths from your answer to Step 1.
See the steps in part (a) for help. In this problem, you might need to rewrite both fractions so that they have a common denominator.