Least Common Multiple
The least common multiple is a concept easier to understand than its name is to remember, yet not so easy to digest immediately, really.
The acronym LCM is often used.
It is of paramount importance in algebra when used in its particular form, the Least Common Denominator (LCD).
The concept allows adding fractions.
In this way it simplify life for us "mathematicians". by adding terms we carry less "stuff" around...
It goes together with the Greatest Common Factor (GCF)
Here is a least common multiple calculator for you to use for both calculations:
THE NATURE OF MATHEMATICS 13
211. Mathematics is a science continually expanding; and its
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212. Mathematics accomplishes really nothing outside of the
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213. They [mathematicians] only take those things into
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Source: Memorabilia mathematica; or, The philomath's quotation-book - Moritz, Robert Édouard, 1868-1940
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