relatively prime

adjective

of integers
: having no common factors except ±1
12 and 25 are relatively prime

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web And when two numbers are relatively prime, their LCM is just their product. Quanta Magazine, 18 Nov. 2021 So 2k and 2k+1 – 1 have no common factors and are thus relatively prime. Quanta Magazine, 15 Mar. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1834, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of relatively prime was in 1834

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“Relatively prime.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/relatively%20prime. Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

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