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common multiple

n.
A quantity into which each of two or more quantities may be divided with zero remainder: The quantities 6, 12, and 24 are common multiples of 2 and 3.

common multiple

n
(Mathematics) an integer or polynomial that is a multiple of each integer or polynomial in a group: 20 is a common multiple of 2, 4, 5, 10.

com′mon mul′tiple


n.
a number that is a multiple of all the numbers of a given set: 36 is a common multiple of 2, 3, and 4.
[1885–90]

common multiple

A number divisible by each of two or more numbers without a remainder. For example, 12 is a common multiple of 2, 3, 4, and 6.
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Noun1.common multiple - an integer that is a multiple of two or more other integers
integer, whole number - any of the natural numbers (positive or negative) or zero; "an integer is a number that is not a fraction"
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"Isn't that rather like one of the Rules in Algebra?" my Lady enquired.("Algebra too!" I thought with increasing wonder.) "I mean, if we consider thoughts as factors, may we not say that the Least Common Multiple of all the minds contains that of all the books; but not the other way?"
You know, in finding the Least Common Multiple, we strike out a quantity wherever it occurs, except in the term where it is raised to its highest power.
Let T--discrete time--be equal to the least common multiple time of all N times [T.sub.i].
In other words, we're looking for the least common multiple of the denominators."
Through that single process of using a common rubric or using a common multiple choice answer key, we can look at course learning outcomes.
The most common multiple pregnancy is twin pregnancy.
In addition, the previous method determines the root node on the partial hash space of the shortest cycle based on distributed hashing such as the least common multiple of cycles.
Among adults with two or more nonarthritis chronic conditions, the most common multiple chronic condition combinations all included hypertension with diabetes, heart diseases, cancer, or asthma.
What's more, it can perform prime factorization and greatest common divisor/least common multiple functions with the touch of a button.
Not in the being different for the sake of being different but in the sense that you do not lowest common multiple yourself away because you get one shot at life and if you are just another Joe Bloggs, faceless, nameless, one of those elements that make up the masses, what's the use.
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 least common multiple of 3, 4 and 8?" Cindy challenges.