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If P=2^(x^2+10x+72) and Q=2^(x^2+16x+54), where x is a positive

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If \(P=2^{(x^2+10x+72)}\) and \(Q=2^{(x^2+16x+54)}\), where x is a positive integer, such that the LCM of P and Q is P, the number of values that x can take is
A) 1
B) 2
C) 3
D) 4
E) 5

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If \(P=2^{(x^2+10x+72)}\) and \(Q=2^{(x^2+16x+54)}\), where x is a positive integer, such that the LCM of P and Q is P, the number of values that x can take is
A) 1
B) 2
C) 3
D) 4
E) 5



If LCM of p and q is p, then p will not be less than Q, but equal to or greater than q..
So \(x^2+10x+72>=x^2+16x+54.....6x<=18.....x<=3\)

Since x is positive integer, it can take value of 1,2 or 3..
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