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common multiple

[¦käm·ən ′məl·tə·pəl]
(mathematics)
A quantity (polynomial number) divisible by all quantities in a given set.
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Because to get the least common multiple of the denominators, you times three-quaters by five-fifths, and you times two-fifths by four-quarters.
Similarly destinations first calculate the least common multiple of selectable delivery cycles for each sensor data stream.
Then, the index k(A) of A is equal to the maximum in the set of all indices of [A.sub.k] (1 [less than or equal to] k [less than or equal to] m) and the period p(A) of A is equal to the least common multiple of all periods of [A.sub.k] (1 [less than or equal to] k [less than or equal to] m).
The conceptual 'twin' of GCD is least common multiple (lowest common multiple) or LCM.
Table 8 shows that 70% teachers said highest common multiple easy to solve.
In all this work, we consider monoids M with a finite generating set S satisfying the following properties: M is atomic, left-cancellative (if a, u, v [member of] M are such that au = av, then u = v) and verifies that if a subset of S has a right common multiple, then it has a least right common multiple.
Nathan entered third grade having already constructed a Generalized Number Sequence (GNS) for whole numbers that enabled him to coordinate sequences of multiples to find a common multiple of two whole numbers.
The case of Miss Lisbeth Borden of Fall River, Massachusetts, the fair New England parricide, is to America what Jack the Ripper is to old England, both cases transcending their lowest common multiple -- homicide -- and passing into almost-proud legend.
Using a common multiple of 12 times EBIDTA, the papers could be sold for $600 million.
"Instead of just listing common multiples of a number and finding the least common multiple, they do this in the context of a real-life situation."
Eventually, several rhythmic strategies emerged: (1) solving polyrhythms by means of calculating the least common multiple of their constituent components, (2) translating rhythmic notations into indications of tempo, and, (3) casting one line of a polyrhythm as strongly foreground in nature against which other rhythmic lines act ornamentally in varying degrees of rhythmic dissonance to the original.
Before we prove Theorem 2, let present the definition of the least common multiple of two integers.