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Question 1 of 6
1. Question
Find the lowest common denominator (LCD) of`6x` and `16x^2`Hint
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The lowest common denominator (LCD) can also be referred to as the least common multiple (LCM).First, decompose each term into its smallest factors.`6x` `:` `2`,`3`, `x` `16x^2` `:` `2`,`2,2,2,``x`,`x` Combine the red terms and multiply to the black ones.`\text(LCD)` `:` `2`,`x`,`3,2,2,2,x` `:` `2``xx``x``xx 3 xx 2 xx 2 xx 2 xx x` Multiply the factors `:` `48x^2` `48x^2` 
Question 2 of 6
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Find the lowest common denominator (LCD) of`x3` and `3x+5`Correct
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The lowest common denominator (LCD) can also be referred to as the least common multiple (LCM).First, look for the factors of the given terms.`x3` `:` `x3, 1` `3x5` `:` `3x5, 1` Since `1` is the only common factor, then we can find the LCD.`\text(LCD)` `:` `(x3)(3x+5)` `(x3)(3x+5)` 
Question 3 of 6
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Find the lowest common denominator (LCD) of`(x2)^2` and `x^2+2x+8`Hint
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The lowest common denominator (LCD) can also be referred to as the least common multiple (LCM).First, decompose each term into its smallest factors.`(x2)^2` `=` `(x2) xx (x2)` Since the second term is in standard form `(``a``x^2+``b``x+``c``=0)` we can factorise using the cross method.`x^2+``2``x``8``=0`To factorise, we need to find two numbers that add to `2` and multiply to `8``4` and `2` fit both conditions`4 – 2` `=` `2` `4 xx 2` `=` `8` Read across to get the factors.`(x+4)(x2)=0`Write the factors of the two polynomials next to each other.`(x2)^2` `=` `(x2)``(x2)` `x^2+2x8` `=` `(x+4)``(x2)` Combine the red terms and multiply to the black ones.`\text(LCD)` `=` `(x2)``(x2)(x+4)` `(x2)(x2)(x+4)` 
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Find the lowest common denominator (LCD) of`x^25x+6` and `x^2x6`Hint
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The lowest common denominator (LCD) can also be referred to as the least common multiple (LCM).Since the first polynomial is in standard form `(``a``x^2+``b``x+``c``=0)` we can factorise using the cross method.`x^2``5``x+``6``=0`To factorise, we need to find two numbers that add to `5` and multiply to `6``3` and `2` fit both conditions`3 – 2` `=` `5` `3 xx 2` `=` `6` Read across to get the factors.`(x3)(x2)=0`Since the first polynomial is in standard form `(``a``x^2+``b``x+``c``=0)` we can factorise using the cross method.`x^2````x``6``=0`To factorise, we need to find two numbers that add to `1` and multiply to `6``3` and `2` fit both conditions`3 + 2` `=` `1` `3 xx 2` `=` `6` Read across to get the factors.`(x3)(x+2)=0`Write the factors of the two polynomials next to each other.`x^25x+6` `=` `(x3)``(x2)` `x^2x6` `=` `(x3)``(x+2)` Combine the red terms and multiply to the black ones.`\text(LCD)` `=` `(x3)``(x2)(x+2)` `(x3)(x2)(x+2)` 
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Find the lowest common denominator (LCD) of`x+4` and `x^2+8x+16`Hint
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The lowest common denominator (LCD) can also be referred to as the least common multiple (LCM).Since the second polynomial is in standard form `(``a``x^2+``b``x+``c``=0)` we can factorise using the cross method.`x^2+``8``x+``16``=0`To factorise, we need to find two numbers that add to `8` and multiply to `16``4` and `4` fit both conditions`4 + 4` `=` `8` `4 xx 4` `=` `16` Read across to get the factors.`(x+4)(x+4)=0`Write the factors of the two polynomials next to each other and mark similar factors.`x+4` `=` `(x+4)``(1)` `x^2+8x+16` `=` `(x+4)``(x+4)` Combine the red terms and multiply to the black ones.`\text(LCD)` `=` `(x+4)``(x+4)` `(x+4)(x+4)` 
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Find the lowest common denominator (LCD) of`x`, `x+2` and `x^24`Hint
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The lowest common denominator (LCD) can also be referred to as the least common multiple (LCM).First, decompose each term into its smallest factors.`x` `=` `x xx 1` `x+2` `=` `(x+2) xx 1` `x^24` `=` `(x2)(x+2)` Write the factors of the two polynomials next to each other and mark similar factors.`x` `:` `x,1` `x+2` `:` `(x2)`,`1` `x^24` `:` `(x2)`,`(x+2)` Combine the red terms and multiply to the black ones.`\text(LCD)` `=` `(x2)``x(x+2)` `=` `x(x+2)(x2)` `x(x+2)(x2)`