Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321726391
ISBN 13: 978-0-32172-639-1

Chapter R - Section R.1 - Factors and the Least Common Multiple - Exercise Set: 60

Answer

The LCM is generally equal to the product of two numbers when the numbers are prime or do not have any factors in common.

Work Step by Step

Since the LCM of two numbers is the combination of their prime factors minus the common ones, then the LCM will simply be the product of the two numbers if they do not have any prime factors in common.
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