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rock_mit182
 one year ago
p, q and r are different prime numbers; a,b and c are positive whole numbers, such as a>b>c; if n = p ^{a} q^{c} r^{b} and m = p ^{b} q^{a} r^{c}, then the greatest common divisor of m and n is :
rock_mit182
 one year ago
p, q and r are different prime numbers; a,b and c are positive whole numbers, such as a>b>c; if n = p ^{a} q^{c} r^{b} and m = p ^{b} q^{a} r^{c}, then the greatest common divisor of m and n is :

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rock_mit182
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0\[m = p ^{b} q^{a} r ^{c}\] \[n = p^{a}q^{c}r^{b}\]

rock_mit182
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@misty1212 @calculusxy plz how do i solve this ?

IrishBoy123
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2to illustrate with a simpler problem let's say you have \(2^3 \ 3^5\) and \(2^5 \ 3^2\) then you would go with \(2^3 \ 3^2\) the lowest exponent in each case because 2 and 3 are prime does that help?

IrishBoy123
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2oh! there are some proper mathematicians watching now i reckon they'll do this better than me :)

rock_mit182
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0the options are: a.\[p^{c}q^{b}c^{c}\] b.\[p^{b}q^{b }c^{c}\] c. \[p^{b}q^{c}c^{c}\] d. \[p^{a}q^{c}c^{b}\]

misty1212
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1lol here is another hint: since \(a>b\) the greatest common divisor of \(p^a,p^b\) is \(p^b\) just like the greatest common divisor of \(7^3\) and \(7^2\) is \(7^2\)

misty1212
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1in other words, just like with actual numbers, pick the lowest exponent

rock_mit182
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so it the answert is c because that expression has the lowest exponents ?

rock_mit182
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0altought it would be a lot alike to a .

rock_mit182
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i guess it is C after all they have the lowest common exponents of m and n

rock_mit182
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0anyway thanks to all of you :)
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