- Just to settle an argument that is developing in a newsgroup somewhere,

could anyone tell me if there is possibly any difference between the

terms "co-prime" and "relatively prime", and if there is, what is it?

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Ben - On Sun, 7 Mar 2004, Ben Newsam wrote:
> Just to settle an argument that is developing in a newsgroup somewhere,

I've never heard of a difference. There is also "a is prime to b" and "a

> could anyone tell me if there is possibly any difference between the

> terms "co-prime" and "relatively prime", and if there is, what is it?

and b are prime to each other", which mean the same thing. - At 07:59 PM 3/6/2004, Ben Newsam wrote:
>Just to settle an argument that is developing in a newsgroup somewhere,

Same thing. http://mathworld.wolfram.com/RelativelyPrime.html

>could anyone tell me if there is possibly any difference between the

>terms "co-prime" and "relatively prime",