lowest common multiple


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lowest common multiple

the smallest number or quantity that is exactly divisible by each member of a set of numbers or quantities
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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.
The control group was trained in a traditional algorithm-based approach in which a common denominator is selected by finding the lowest common multiple of existing denominators, the respective numerators are adjusted appropriately, and the resulting fractions are added or subtracted as prescribed.
Add 2 to each factor, multiply both answers by the lowest common multiple of their denominators, and the resulting two numbers are the first two in a Pythagorean triple.

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