"left side of the equation" vs. "left hand side of the equation"

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Subject: "left side of the equation" vs. "left hand side of the equation"
Posted by:  Jaakov (jaakov_REMOVE…@DELETEIT_ro.ru)
Date: Fri, 03 Apr 2015

Dear newsgroupers:

For the equation

  term_1 = term_2

which one is correct English:

- "left side of the equation" or
- "left hand side of the equation"

for term_1? I saw both in literature.

Best,

Jaakov.

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