relatively prime


Definition of relatively prime

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

Examples of relatively prime in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So 2k and 2k+1 – 1 have no common factors and are thus relatively prime. Quanta Magazine, 15 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of relatively prime

1834, in the meaning defined above

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“Relatively prime.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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