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# What is the least common multiple of 152 and 190? A. 304 B.

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What is the least common multiple of 152 and 190?

A. 304
B. 14440
C. 760
D. 28880
E. 1520
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30 May 2003, 08:57
Ans : C

Is there a quick method ?
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30 May 2003, 09:00
C is right

Find Greatest Common factor for both the numbers and then divide the product of both the numbers from the the GCF.
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30 Nov 2004, 21:18
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Yes there is a shorter way

152 = 2*2*2*19

190 = 2*5*19

I think everyone knows how to do this.
Then

choose 2*2*2 and choose 5 and choose 19

2*2*2*5*19 = 760
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01 Dec 2004, 11:02
omar_far wrote:
Yes there is a shorter way

152 = 2*2*2*19

190 = 2*5*19

I think everyone knows how to do this.
Then

choose 2*2*2 and choose 5 and choose 19

2*2*2*5*19 = 760

can you put in the general form how we can handle such problems?
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01 Dec 2004, 11:12
Will do.

Suppose u have two numbers - 27 and 63.

get them down to their primes.

27 = 3*3*3
63 = 3*3*7

Since 3*3 is common delete it from one of them and then
LCM = 3*3*3*7

Suppose u have 3 numbers - 27, 63, 72

27 = 3*3*3
63 = 3*3*7
72 = 2*2*2*3*3

Since 3*3 is common delete it from 2 of the numbers and then
LCM = 2*2*2*3*3*3*7

Also LCM is useful for these kinds of problems:
J take 15 min to inspect a car
K takes 20 min to inspect a car
When will they finish inspecting the same car?

j * 15 = k * 20 where j is the number of cars J inspected and k the number of cars K inspected.

Take the LCM
15 = 3*5
20 = 2*2*5

so LCM = 2*2*3*5 = 60
After 60 min

Hope this helps.
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12 Jun 2005, 14:51
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152 = 2^3 * 19^1

190 = 2^1 * 5^1 * 19 ^1

For the LCM, take the highest power of each unique factor among the numbers and get the product.

Here it is 2^3 * 5 * 19 = 760
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01 Sep 2014, 20:53
$$152 = 2^3 * 19$$

$$190 = 2 * 5 * 19$$

$$LCM = 2^3 * 5 * 19 = 760$$

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18 Aug 2018, 09:30
let's start by prime factorization of 152 and 190.
150 = 2*2*2*19
190 = 2*5*19
so least common multiple should contain prime factors of both numbers hence LCM is 2*2*2*5*19 = 760

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18 Aug 2018, 09:56
ABNY2002 wrote:
What is the least common multiple of 152 and 190?

A. 304
B. 14440
C. 760
D. 28880
E. 1520

OA:C
$$152 =2*2*2*19= 2^3*19^1$$
$$190 =2*5*19 \quad= 2^1*5^1*19^1$$

L.C.M(least common multiple) is obtained by multiplication of each unique factor raised to highest power present in either of two numbers.

$$L.C.M =2^3*5^1*19^1=760$$
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01 Feb 2019, 01:39
Instead of finding factors individually , you can keep on dividing the common factors
$$1 | 152, 190$$
$$2 | 76 , 95$$
$$19 | 4 , 5$$
LCM $$= 2 \times 19 \times 4 \times 5 = 760$$
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