jime95
two monomials are shown below 450x2y5 3000x4y3
What is the least common multiple of these monomials?
a. 2xy
b. 30xy
c.150 x2 y3
d. 9000 x4 y5



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missichatterbox
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I said C because 450 and 3000's lowest common factor is 150 and then you find the least common factor of the x and y 2 and 3.

AriPotta
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least common multiple or greatest common factor?

AriPotta
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if it's gcf, the answer is c. if it's lcm, it's neither

missichatterbox
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that's what I meant. gcf.

AriPotta
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well the question says lcm. that's why i'm unsure

jime95
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common multiple (:

AriPotta
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then the answer isn't there

missichatterbox
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just common multiple?

AriPotta
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it says least common multiple

missichatterbox
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I know, the dude said diff.

AriPotta
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and 3000 x 450 = 1350000

missichatterbox
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gcf is multiplying numbers to equal the total..

missichatterbox
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not together

AriPotta
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but we're trying to find the lcm lol

missichatterbox
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i know you still don't multiply them together

AriPotta
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...

missichatterbox
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what

AriPotta
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the asker isn't even here, so i doesn't matter

missichatterbox
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haha okay!

AriPotta
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