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Re: Lowest Common Multiple programming

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  • Subject: [mg85617] Re: [mg85541] Lowest Common Multiple programming
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>
  • Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2008 06:50:23 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
  • References: <200802130927.EAA22054@smc.vnet.net>
  • Reply-to: murray at math.umass.edu

There's already a LCM function built in to Mathematica, so why do you 
want to program it?

Sounds like a homework assignment.  We don't do those here.

Lea Rebanks wrote:
> Hi All,
> 
> I am trying to make a programming code to find the LCM between the following
> numbers.
> I DO NOT want to use Prime Factorization but wish to setup some kind of
> table multiplication process until required results are found.
> 
> Here are the correct results shown using LCM function
> 
> LCM[Rationalize[1.4137, 0], 
>    Rationalize[2.5, 0], 5, 
>    Rationalize[12.5, 0]]
> 353425
> N[%/{Rationalize[1.4137, 0], 
>        Rationalize[2.5, 0], 5, 
>        Rationalize[12.5, 0]}]
> {250000., 141370., 70685., 28274.}
> 
> Any help & advice gratefully received.
> Many thanks for your help & attention.
> 
> Best Regards - Lea Rebanks...
> 
> 

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