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# What is the smallest positive integer that will divide both 90 and 135

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What is the smallest positive integer that will divide both 90 and 135?
A)45
B)9
C)5
D)2
E)1

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03 Feb 2017, 23:31
The question asks for the smallest positive integer that divides both 90 and 135.
That is, the question is asking for the smallest possible common factor of 90 and 135.

The smallest positive integer that is a factor of any 2 integers is always 1.

1 divides both 90 and 135. Hence Answer is E
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04 Feb 2017, 09:16
stonecold wrote:
What is the smallest positive integer that will divide both 90 and 135?
A)45
B)9
C)5
D)2
E)1

The factors of 90 are: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 15, 18, 30, 45, 90
The factors of 135 are: 1, 3 , 5, 9, 15, 27, 45, 135

Check the lowest Integer is 1

Thus, answer will be (E) 1
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