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" To reduce fractions to their lowest terms. A fraction is in its lowest terms when its numerator and denominator are prime to each other; that is, when both terms have no common divisor. 1. Reduce the fraction -|| to its lowest terms. "
The Progressive Higher Arithmetic: For Schools, Academies, and Mercantile ... - Page 94
by Horatio Nelson Robinson - 1860 - 456 pages
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Pike's System of Arithmetic Abridged: To which are Added Appropriate ...

Nicolas Pike, Dudley Leavitt - Arithmetic - 1826 - 200 pages
...iu order to prepare them for the operations of Addition, Subtraction, &c. CASE I. To abbreviate or reduce fractions to their lowest terms.* * A fraction is in its lowest terms, when represented by the least numbers possible: thus J^ when reduced to its lowest terms is — J. 152....
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Introduction to The National Arithmetic: On the Inductive System Combining ...

Benjamin Greenleaf - Arithmetic - 1849 - 336 pages
...by their greatest common divisor, and the result will be the fraction in its lowest terms. NOTE. — A fraction is in its lowest terms, when its numerator and denominator are prime to each other. (Art. 1 18.) EXAMPLES FOR PRACTICE. 2. Reduce -fr to its lowest terms. 3. Reduce -£$ to its lowest...
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Introduction to the National Arithmetic ...

Benjamin Greenleaf - 1851 - 332 pages
...by their greatest common divisor, and the result will be the fraction in its lowest terms. NOTE. — A fraction is in its lowest terms, when its numerator and denominator are prime to each other. (Art. 118.) EXAMPLES FOR PRACTICE. 2. Reduce ^ to its lowest terms. Ans. ^. 3. Eeduce ^F to its lowest...
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Indroduction to the National Arithmetic ...

Benjamin Greenleaf - 1854 - 340 pages
...by their greatest common divisor, and the result will be the fraction in its lowest terms. NOTE. — A fraction is in its lowest terms, when its numerator and denominator are prime to each other. (Art. 118.) EXAMPLES FOR PRACTICE. 2. Reduce 5^ to its lowest terms. Ans. £. 3. Reduce •/$ to its...
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Arithmetic for Schools

Barnard Smith - 1854
...9. (9) ^ of i of ЭД of | of ,% of 2 of jfc, (10) £ Qf | of f of 70g-- of & of 1^ of 147. 72. DEF. A Fraction is in its LOWEST TERMS, when its numerator and denominator are PRIME to each other. Note. When the numerator and denominator of a fraction are not prime to each other, they have (Art....
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The National Arithmetic on the Inductive System: Combining the Analytic and ...

Benjamin Greenleaf - Arithmetic - 1857 - 452 pages
...of fractions is the process of changing their form of expression without altering their value. 219. A fraction is in its lowest terms, when its numerator and denominator are prime to each other (Art. 166). 220. To reduce a fraction to its lowest terms. Ex. 1. Reduce jf to its lowest terms. Ans....
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Arithmetic and Algebra in Their Principles and Application ...

Barnard Smith - 1857
...| of | of 9. (9) /s-ofjof^off of,%of2of£, (10) f of f of f of 70 J of ^ of 1 jfr of 147. 72. DBF. A FRACTION is in its LOWEST TERMS, when its numerator and denominator are PRIME to each other. Note. When the numerator and denominator of a fraction are not prime to each other, they have (Art....
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The National Arithmetic on the Inductive System: Combining the Analytic and ...

Benjamin Greenleaf - Arithmetic - 1858 - 458 pages
...of fractions is the process of changing their form of expression without altering their value. 219. A fraction is in its lowest terms, when its numerator and denominator are prime to each other (Art. 1GG). 220. To reduce a fraction to its lowest terms. Ex. 1. Reduce ! to its lowest terms. Ans....
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The Common-school Arithmetic: a Practical Treatise on the Science of Numbers

Dana Pond Colburn - 1858 - 290 pages
...are taken or considered. (h.) The Numerator and Denominator are called the TERMS of the fraction. (L) A fraction is in its LOWEST TERMS when its numerator and denominator are the smallest entire numbers which will express its value. (j.) A MIXED NUMBER is a whole number and...
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The Progressive Practical Arithmetic: Containing the Theory of Numbers, in ...

Horatio Nelson Robinson - Arithmetic - 1859 - 362 pages
...in the DENOMINATOR produces an OPPOSITE change in the value of the fraction. REDUCTION. CASE I. 136. To reduce fractions to their lowest terms. A fraction...; that is, when both terms have no common divisor. 1. Reduce the fraction || to its lowest terms. FIRST OPERATION. ANALYSIS. Dividing both 4 a — - 24...
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