# LCM and Integers | AIME I, 1998 | Question 1

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

AIME I, 1998, Question 1

Elementary Number Theory by Sierpinsky

## Try with Hints

First hint

here $k=2^{a}3^{b}$ for integers a and b

$6^{6}=2^{6}3^{6}$

$8^{8}=2^{24}$

$12^{12}=2^{24}3^{12}$

Second Hint

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

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

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

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

Final Step

$\Rightarrow b=12, 0 \leq a \leq 24$

$\Rightarrow$ number of values of k=25.

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