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?
Solution
This is very easy. To find the LCM of 180 and 594, first find the prime factorization of both.
The prime factorization of
The prime factorization of
Then, find the greatest power of all the numbers there are; if one number is one but not the other, use it (this is ). 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. = 18.
Thus the answer = =
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