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By Arthur T. Benjamin, Ezra Brown

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F Nttvtbers, 5"' Eclitioii, Wiley, New York, NY, 1901, 4. J. V. Uspc~skyancl M. A. y,McGrarv Hill, Nerv York, NY, 1939, p. 87. Part 1:Arithmetic Originally appeared as: Dalezman, Michael. " Mathematics Magazine. vol. 73, no. 2 (April2000): pp. 151-153. Reducing the Sum of Two Fractions Harris S. Shultz and Ruy C. Shiflett Sometimes when we add fractions, the sum can be reduced even though we have used the least common denominator. Other times, the sum cannot be reduced. For example, if we add 113 + 116, the sum 316 can be reduced to 112.

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Pmof: We will sliow A =, B by inductioii on i . By liypotliesis, Y , r,,,= n ( n - ri) so induction begins. Assuining tliat ri 7-,,,,, = n, we inust sliow tliat r i + , + r,,,,,,l = n. Using the reinainder fuiictioii, we have + = n, rici +ri+,,,+i =&:,,(,)mi) + F h : u ( ~ - i + , ,=, ) b ~ x ( r i + r,,,,, ) (1nod n) - =b +,+ =b r(inod , n) + b xr,,,,, (inod n) x n (inod n) = O. ,, + O (inod n). Siiice n contains at least oiie prime factor tliat does Tlius r , base h does not teriiiiiiate, so no tiot divide b, tlie sequeiice of reinaiiiders of reinainder can be zero.

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