Hello all,

I have been prepping with the almighty

MGMAT books, which are great. However, divisibility is being a pain. It's mostly just finding the methods on how to find the the GCF and LCM. I really don't care for MGMAT's venn diagram method. Can someone teach me how to do get these more efficiently using my method? Also does anyone have any drill type of problems for these? Doing drills helps me learn the most.

My method:

Here's my method for two integers which is not so hard for me:

What is the GCF and LCM of 420 and 660? 1. Break down into primes (easy and fast for me)

420: 2 x 2 x 3 x 5 x 7

660: 2 x 2 x 3 x 5 x 11

2. find GCF and LCM:

GCF (I get this): multiply common primes: 2 x 2 x 3 x 5 = 11

LCM (I like crossing out numbers from the primes list above, but maybe I shouldn't do this): So I cross out

~~2 x 2 x 3 x 5~~ prom primes list and then multiply 2 x 2 x 3 x 5 x 7 x 11 = 4,620

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Three integers - this is where I get stuck sometimes:

What is the GCF and LCM of 100, 140 and 250?1. Primes (easy part)

100: 2 x 2 x 5 x 5

140: 2 x 2 x 5 x 7

250: 2 x 5 x 5 x 5

2. Find LCM and GCF

GCF: (all share 2 and 5) 2 x 5 = 10

LCM: This is where I get stuck, I don't how to cross out my numbers here? Answer is 3500

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