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Chapter 4 Vocab-LYNC

Chapter 4 Vocab- LYNCH

prime number A whole number greater than 1 whose only positive factors are 1 and itself.
composite number A whole number greater than 1 that has positive factors other than 1 and itself.
prime factorization Expressing a whole number as a product of prime numbers.
factor tree A diagram that can be used to write the prime factorization of a number.
common factor A whole number that is a factor of two or more nonzero whole numbers.
GCF (Greatest Common Factor) The greatest whole number that is a factor of two or more nonzero whole numbers.
relatively prime Two or more nonzero whole numbers whose greatest common factor is 1.
simplest form A fraction is in simplest form if its numerator and denominator have a greatest comon factor of 1.
equivalent fractions Fractions that represent the same part-to-whole relationship. Equivalent fractions have the same simpest form.
multiple A multiple of a number is the product of a the number and any nonzero whole number.
common multiple A multiple that is shared by two or more numbers.
LCM (Least Common Multiple) The least number that is a common multiple of two or more whole numbers.
LCD (least common denominator) The least common multiple of the denominators of two or more fractions.
Scientific Notation A number that is written in scientific notation if it has the from C * 10 to the Nth power, where c is greater than or equal to 1 and less than 10, and n is an integer... see book for an example if needed.
Standard Form An actual number with no exponents... i.e. 54,000 or .0000000456.
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