Common
Pronunciation: /ˈkɒm ən/ ?
In mathematics, something is common to multiple
mathematical objects if it is the same for each of the objects.^{[1]}
- A
common factor
is a factor that is 'common' to two or more numbers or expressions. 2
is a common factor for 4 and 16. x^{2} is a common factor of
x^{3}y^{2} and x^{2}z.
- If x - y = 2, 2 is the
common difference
between x and y.
- The
common ratio
in the
geometric sequence
{ 1, 3, 9, 27, ... } is 3, since the each number is 3 times the number
before it.
References
- common. http://wordnet.princeton.edu/. WordNet. Princeton University. (Accessed: 2011-01-08). http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=common&sub=Search+WordNet&o2=&o0=1&o7=&o5=&o1=1&o6=&o4=&o3=&h=.
More Information
- McAdams, David. Common Difference. allmathwords.org. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. 2009-03-12. http://www.allmathwords.org/article.aspx?lang=en&id=Common%20Difference.
- McAdams, David. Common Factor. allmathwords.org. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. 2009-03-12. http://www.allmathwords.org/article.aspx?lang=en&id=Common%20Factor.
- McAdams, David. Common Ratio. allmathwords.org. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. 2009-03-12. http://www.allmathwords.org/article.aspx?lang=en&id=Common%20Ratio.
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Common. 2010-01-04. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/c/common.html.
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McAdams, David.)