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In mathematics, the lowest common denominator or least common denominator (abbreviated LCD) is the least common multiple of the denominators of a set of fractions. It simplifies adding, subtracting, and comparing fractions.

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A polynomial of degree zero is a constant term

The grouping method of factoring can still be used when only some of the terms share a common factor A True B False

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A number a power of a variable or a product of the two is a monomial while a polynomial is the of monomials

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Is the proper term lowest common denominator or least common denominator?

Both!


How are least common multiples and least common denominator realeted?

The same process is used to find both. The only difference is the function of the numbers. When we're talking about fractions, we use the term least common denominator.


What is the lcd of 17 and 34?

I'm not sure if you got the right abbreviation of that term. LCD = Least Common Denominator = 1 GCD = Greatest Common Denominator = 17 LCM = Least Common Multiple = 34


Why do you clear fractions in a linear equation?

Multiply every term in the equation by a common denominator of all the fractions. The least common denominator (if different) will result in smaller numbers that you then have to work with but it is not essential that you use it.


What does the math term LCD stand for?

Lowest common denominator


How do you find the greatest common numerator?

That term doesn't exist as a practical matter. Since numbers don't stop, the greatest common numerator is infinite. You might be thinking of the least common denominator.


What does the term 'LCM' mean in math?

LCM is an abbreviation for "least common multiple."


What term has a numerator and denominator with no common factor?

If the numerator and denominator are prime numbers and not equal then they don't have common factors (except 1 which would be a common factor even if the numerator and denominator were prime numbers).


How to you lowest term a fraction?

Divide the numerator and the denominator by their highest common factor.


What is the lowest common denominator for 9 tenths?

9/10 is already in its lowest term.


What is the term used to mean belonging to two or more numbers?

One word would be "common" as in "greatest common factor" or "least common multiple".


Adding dissimilar fractions and whole numbers?

1. change the dissimilar fractions to similar fractions by getting the L.C.D or the least common denominator. 2. add the whole numbers and write down the given denominator. 3. reduce the answer to lowest term if possible.

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