Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

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Chapter 3 - Adding and Subtracting Fractions - 3.2 Least Common Multiples - 3.2 Exercises: 17

Answer

45

Work Step by Step

The LCM of a group of numbers is the smallest number into which the original numbers divide. Therefore, we can list the multiples of each number, and the number that first appears as a multiple of all of the numbers will be the LCM. 9- 9, 18, 27, 36, 45 15- 15, 30, 45 Therefore, 45 is the LCM of 9 and 15.
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