MACHINE SHOP CALCULATION - OD1640 - LESSON 1/TASK 1
Finding the Least Common Denominator of a Group of Fractions Having
Rule 1. To find the least common denominator of a group of fractions having
different denominators, divide the given denominators by a prime number (a
number divisible only by itself and 1) which will divide two or more of
Similarly, divide the remaining numbers and their quotients.
Continue this as long as possible. The LCD (least common denominator) will
be the product of the divisors and the quotients of numbers left.
Find the LCD of 4/5, 5/6, 7/9, and 9/10.
Divide the denominators 5 and 10 by the prime number 5.
under the 5 and 2 under the 10.
Bring down the denominators 6 and 9 as shown.
Divide the denominators 6 and 9 by the prime number 3.
down the other digits (remaining numbers), 1 and 2.
Divide the digits (remaining numbers, 2 and 2, by the prime
Bring down the digits (remaining numbers), 1 and 3.
The remaining numbers 1 will not reduce any further as a whole
number, and 3 is divisible by 3, but there is no second