# Definition:Canonical Form of Rational Number/Also known as

Jump to navigation
Jump to search

## Canonical Form of Rational Number: Also known as

The **canonical form of a rational number** is also known as a **reduced rational number** or **reduced fraction**.

Some sources refer to a **fraction in its lowest terms**.

## Sources

- 1989: Ephraim J. Borowski and Jonathan M. Borwein:
*Dictionary of Mathematics*... (previous) ... (next):**reduced fraction** - 1997: Donald E. Knuth:
*The Art of Computer Programming: Volume 1: Fundamental Algorithms*(3rd ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): $\S 1.2.4$: Integer Functions and Elementary Number Theory