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If the least common multiple of the numbers 24 and x is smaller than the least common multiple of the numbers 24 and y, then y/x cannot equal...

 

A) 7/8

B) 8/7
C) 2/3
D) 6/7
E) 7/6

 May 2, 2020
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Not sure about this....but

 

A   gcm of 24, 8   = 24

     gcm of 24, 7   = 168        meets the criteria  

 

B  gcm of 24, 7  = 168

     gcm  of 24 , 8 = 24        does not  meet the criteria

 

D  gcm  of 24,7=  168

     gcm of 24.,6  = 24       does not meet the criteria

 

E  gcm of 24,6  = 24

    gcm of 24, 7  = 168    meets the criteria

 

C gcm 24, 3   = 24

    gcm 24, 2   = 24     gcm's  are the same.....but  gcm of 24,y  >  gcm of 24,x

So this is the one that cannot  be true

So   y/x  cannot equal 2/3

 

cool cool cool

 May 2, 2020
edited by CPhill  May 2, 2020

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