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# Adding & Subtracting Fractions Song

In a future time, when AI robots have taken over running pizzerias on a planet orbiting Alpha Centauri, the robot Zigon takes orders and then adds and subtracts fractions before the Pizzamatic-5000 serves up large pepperoni and cheese pizzas for its alien visitors! Adding Fractions has never been so stellar or astral.

#### Song Lyrics:

This is how the least common multiple’s found:
write a list of each denominator’s multiples down;
the smallest number you can find in both of them
is the least common multiple (a.k.a. the LCM.)

The least common multiple can also be
called the least common denominator - or LCD.
It stays the same in the difference or the sum
when you subtract or add two fractions.

Three-sixths of a pizza minus one-fourth:
find the LCM, which is twelve, of course.
(Twelve is the least common denominator.)
Make equivalent fractions (six-twelfths and three-twelfths).
Then, do the subtraction: six minus three is three...
three-twelfths of a pizza at the pizzeria.

Chorus:
Find the least common multiple; that’s the first action.
Next, is finding equivalent fractions.
Then, do the addition or subtraction.
Simplify like an automatic reaction.

Two-fourths of a pizza plus one-fifth:
it smelled so good we had to give it a sniff.
The LCM was twenty (the new denominator).
We found equivalents quickly: ten-twentieths plus four-twentieths... fourteen-twentieths of a pizza at the pizzeria.

(Chorus)

Five-sixths of a pizza minus one-third:
I knew the LCM was six, and have you heard?
It’s also called the least common denominator.
I found equivalent fractions (five-sixths and two-sixths).
Then, I did the subtraction: five minus two is three...
three-sixths of a pizza at the pizzeria.

(Chorus)