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Lateral area   The surface area of a solid, not including the bases.

Lateral edges (of prism) Edges of a prism which are not sides of the bases

Lateral faces (of prism) The faces that are not bases of the prism

Lateral surface   The faces other than the bases of a solid.

Least common denominator LCD   The least common multiple of two or more denominators.

Least common multiple The smallest counting number that is a multiple of each of two or more counting numbers

Legs of a right triangle   The two sides forming the right angle.

Like terms   Terms in which only the numerical coefficients are different.

Line   A figure determined by two points and extending in both directions without end.

Line graph A graph in which line segments are used to connect the points which represent the given data

Line segment   Two points on a line and all the points between them.

Linear equation in two variables   An equation with two variables that can be written in the form ax + by = c, where a and b are not both 0.

Liter The unit of measure for capacity, both dry and fluid, in the metric system

Lowest terms A fraction is in lowest terms when the numerator and the denominator have no common factor but .

 

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