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What is the LCM of 50 and 120

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please show prime factorization method.
asked Apr 3, 2013 in PRE-ALGEBRA by anonymous Apprentice

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Write the prime factorization of each number

50= 2*5*5 =2*52

120=2*2*2*3*5=  23*31*51

 

Multiply highest power of  each factor in the either number

L.C.M =23*31*52    

             = 600

L.C.M of 50 and 120 is 600

 

answered Apr 4, 2013 by diane Scholar

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