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Name: tim coklas
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What does relatively prime mean?

Two positive integers are "relatively prime" if their prime factorizations have no common prime factors. For example, if you "reduce a rational fraction to its lowest terms" (there is probably some modern language for this) then the numerator and denominator must be relatively prime. I believe that 1 is considered to be relatively prime to all the positive integers including itself (since it has no prime factors).


Two positive integers are said to be "relatively prime" if the only number that divides both of them evenly is 1.

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