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" To reduce a fraction to its lowest terms. A fraction is in its lowest terms when the numerator and denominator have no common factor. "
Elementary Algebra - Page 176
by George William Myers, George Edward Atwood - 1916 - 338 pages
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The Popular Educator, Volumes 1-2; Volume 12

Geography - 1867
...alter its valne). it is said not to be in its lowest terms. A fraction, then, may be defined to be in its lowest terms when the numerator and denominator have no common factors. Henee to reduce a fraction to its lowest terms, we mnst first find the greatest common measure...
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School Arithmetic: Analytical and Practical

Charles Davies - 1852 - 346 pages
...FRACTIONS is the operation of changing the fractional unit without altering the value of the fraction. A fraction is in its lowest terms, when the numerator and denominator have no common factor. CASE I. 164. To reduce a fraction to its lowest terms. 1. Reduce y7^ to its lowest terms. ANALYSIS....
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New University Arithmetic: Embracing the Science of Numbers, and Their ...

Charles Davies - Arithmetic - 1856 - 452 pages
...FRACTIONS is the operation of changing the fractional unit without altering the value of the fraction. A fraction is in its lowest terms, when the numerator and denominator have no common factor. CASE I. 121. To reduce a fraction to its lowest terms. 1. Reduce Tyj to its lowest terms. ANALYSIS....
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Practical Arithmetic, by Induction and Analysis

Joseph Ray - Arithmetic - 1857 - 348 pages
...their form without altering their value. CASE I. ART. 138. To reduce a fraction to its lowest terms. A fraction is in its lowest terms, when the numerator and denominator are prime to each other. Art. 110, Def. 5. Thus, ij is in its lowest terms, while | J is not. 1. Reduce...
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New Elementary Algebra: Embracing the First Principles of the Science

Charles Davies - Algebra - 1860 - 299 pages
...product over this given denominator. SECOND TRANSFORMATION. To reduce a fraction to its lowest terms. 87. A fraction is in its lowest terms, when the numerator and denominator contain no common factors. It has been shown, that both terms of a fraction may be divided by the same...
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The Normal Written Arithmetic: By Analysis and Synthesis, Designed for ...

Edward Brooks - Arithmetic - 1863 - 346 pages
...lower terms when it is reduced to an equivalent fraction having a smaller numerator and denominator. A fraction is in its lowest terms when the numerator and denominator are prime to each other. I. Reduce j| to fifths. SOLCTIOW. — One equals }f and ^ equals OPEBATIOS....
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New University Algebra: A Theoretical and Practical Treatise, Containing ...

Horatio Nelson Robinson - Algebra - 1863 - 432 pages
...changing its form without altering its value. CASK I. 134. To reduce a fraction to its lowest terms. A fraction is in its lowest terms, when the numerator and denominator are prime to each other. And since it does not alter the value of a fraction to suppress the same factor...
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New University Algebra: A Theoretical and Practical Treatise, Containing ...

Horatio Nelson Robinson - Algebra - 1864 - 444 pages
...changing its form without altering its value. CASE I. 124. To reduce a fraction to its lowest terms. A fraction is in its lowest terms, when the numerator and denominator are prime to each other. And since it does not alter the value of a fraction to suppress the same factor...
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Arithmetic for school and college use. With a chapter on the metric system

Thomas Percy Hudson - Arithmetic - 1866
...alter its value), it is said not to be in its lowest terms. A fraction, then, may be defined to be in its lowest terms when the numerator and denominator have no common factors. Hence, to reduce a fraction to its lowest terms, find the greatest common measure of the numerator...
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Murby's Excelsior Arithmetic, for All Schools and Colleges, Part 1

Richard Wormell - Arithmetic - 1868
...than in any of tic others. When thus expressed, the fraction is said to be in its lowest terms. 139. A fraction is in its lowest terms when the numerator and denominator have no common factor. Express each of the following fractions in six different ways : — I, *, if- i, V, f, A, HEx. 4. Express...
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