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LCM and Integers | AIME I, 1998 | Question 1

Try this beautiful problem from the American Invitational Mathematics Examination, AIME, 1998, Problem 1, based on LCM and Integers.

Try this beautiful problem from the American Invitational Mathematics Examination, AIME, 1998 based on LCM and Integers.

Lcm and Integer – AIME I, 1998


Find the number of values of k in \(12^{12}\) the lcm of the positive integers \(6^{6}\), \(8^{8}\) and k.

  • is 107
  • is 25
  • is 840
  • cannot be determined from the given information

Key Concepts


Lcm

Algebra

Integers

Check the Answer


Answer: is 25.

AIME I, 1998, Question 1

Elementary Number Theory by Sierpinsky

Try with Hints


here \(k=2^{a}3^{b}\) for integers a and b

\(6^{6}=2^{6}3^{6}\)

\(8^{8}=2^{24}\)

\(12^{12}=2^{24}3^{12}\)

lcm\((6^{6},8^{8})\)=\(2^{24}3^{6}\)

\(12^{12}=2^{24}3^{12}\)=lcm of \((6^{6},8^{6})\) and k

=\((2^{24}3^{6},2^{a}3^{b})\)

=\(2^{max(24,a)}3^{max(6,b)}\)

\(\Rightarrow b=12, 0 \leq a \leq 24\)

\(\Rightarrow\) number of values of k=25.

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