Elementary Algebra

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Chapter 2 - Real Numbers - Chapters 1-2 Cumulative Review Problem Set - Page 91: 32

80

Work Step by Step

First, we express each number as a product of prime factors: $16=2\times2\times2\times2$ $20=2\times2\times5$ $80=2\times2\times2\times2\times5$ The least common multiple includes each different prime factor as many times as the most times it appears in one of the factorizations. The most times 2 appears is four times. The most times 5 appears is once. LCM$=2\times2\times2\times2\times5=80$

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