Common Multiple Value Question

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg88209] Common Multiple Value Question*From*: "Lea Rebanks" <lrebanks at netvigator.com>*Date*: Mon, 28 Apr 2008 04:40:07 -0400 (EDT)

Dear All, I am trying to solve this Common Multiple Value Question based on 2 sequences of values... This is both a Math question & also a question on how to apply this problem to Mathematica. However, please note I am trying to find BOTH Common Multiple Value, of each element in both lists AND maintaining the same proportion in the first list of elements. I will pose this problem in 2 ways. (i) Fractional sequence of values. (ii) Numerical sequence of values. Actually they are the same question, but I would like to be able to solve this in both the fractional & numerical form. (... And also solving this without using LCM - Lowest Common Multiple function .... as this is part of a bigger calculation & I will be using algebra.) (i) Fractional sequence of values - 1 pair. 3 elements in each. list1={2/3,2/3+1,2/3+2} list2={3/4,3/4+1,3/4+2} {2/3,5/3,8/3} {3/4,7/4,11/4} (ii) Numerical sequence of values - 1 pair. 3 elements in each. list3={2,5,8} list4={3,7,11} {2,5,8} {3,7,11} ( Apologies if this question is so simple... I have been trying to figure this out for a number of days ...) Many thanks for any help or advice. Greatly appreciated. Best regards ... Lea Rebanks.