###### Alissa Fong

MA, Stanford University
Teaching in the San Francisco Bay Area

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# Solving Equations with fractions and decimals by "Clearing" - Problem 2

Alissa Fong
###### Alissa Fong

MA, Stanford University
Teaching in the San Francisco Bay Area

Alissa is currently a teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area and Brightstorm users love her clear, concise explanations of tough concepts

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One way to eliminate fractions in solving equations is to clear the denominator- you multiply all terms on both sides of the equation by the least common multiple, or common denominator of all of the fractions involved. Look for the smallest number that all of the denominators multiply in to, and multiply al of the terms by that value. Just be sure to multiply all terms on both sides of the equation by whatever you have chosen!

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