# Difference between revisions of "2013 AMC 8 Problems/Problem 10"

## Problem

What is the ratio of the least common multiple of 180 and 594 to the greatest common factor of 180 and 594? $\textbf{(A)}\ 110 \qquad \textbf{(B)}\ 165 \qquad \textbf{(C)}\ 330 \qquad \textbf{(D)}\ 625 \qquad \textbf{(E)}\ 660$

## Solution

This is very easy. To find the LCM of 180 and 594, first find the prime factorization of both.

The prime factorization of $180 = 3^2 \times 5 \times 2^2$

The prime factorization of $594 = 3^3 \times 11 \times 2$

Then, find the greatest power of all the numbers there are; if one number is one but not the other, use it (this is $3^3, 5, 11, 2^2$). Multiply all of these to get 5940.

For the GCF of 180 and 594, use the least power of all of the numbers THAT ARE IN BOTH and multiply. $3^2 \times 2$ = 18.

Thus the answer = $\frac{5940}{18}$ = $\boxed{\textbf{(C)}\ 330}$

## See Also

 2013 AMC 8 (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) Preceded byProblem 9 Followed byProblem 11 1 • 2 • 3 • 4 • 5 • 6 • 7 • 8 • 9 • 10 • 11 • 12 • 13 • 14 • 15 • 16 • 17 • 18 • 19 • 20 • 21 • 22 • 23 • 24 • 25 All AJHSME/AMC 8 Problems and Solutions

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