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the answer is 121... how do you do this problem?

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the answer is 121... how do you do this problem?

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Can you explain how you got the equation?

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There are many methods for finding the least common multiple.

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Originally posted by HallsofIvy

Since when did they teach this in middleschool? This seems soo hard, seems like Number theory or some crap...

Where can I go for more help?

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The horde of equations that Hurkyl used is more aptly described as basic algebra. (Although the exercise could certainly be described as a number theory problem.)

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Originally posted by NateTG

The horde of equations that Hurkyl used is more aptly described as basic algebra. (Although the exercise could certainly be described as a number theory problem.)

I am not very good with number theories, because I don't deal much with those excercise:\

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This is actually a question to pick out top performers. Some percentage of the top 1% of math brains will be able to figure out a procedure (something like what Hurkyl gave)to get an answer without knowing a general rule.

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Blarg, this is the second time (that I've noticed) that HallsofIvy has been accused of being me!

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Originally posted by Hurkyl

Blarg, this is the second time (that I've noticed) that HallsofIvy has been accused of being me!

Mea Culpa.

I get confused b/c you two Newmans look alike.

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(I'm just not sure which of us.)

Why the remark about "middle school"? Who said this was a middle school problem?

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