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The greatest prime factor of 144 is x

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The greatest prime factor of 144 is x [#permalink] New post 26 Nov 2017, 09:15
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The greatest prime factor of 144 is x
The greatest prime factor of 96 is y

Quantity A
Quantity B
x
y



A. The quantity in Column A is greater
B. The quantity in Column B is greater
C. The two quantities are equal
D. The relationship cannot be determined from the information given

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Re: The greatest prime factor of 144 is x [#permalink] New post 30 Nov 2017, 05:54
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The greatest prime factor of 144 is x
The greatest prime factor of 96 is y

Quantity A
Quantity B
x
y



A. The quantity in Column A is greater
B. The quantity in Column B is greater
C. The two quantities are equal
D. The relationship cannot be determined from the information given




144 can be written as =\(2^4 X 3^2\)

96 can be written as =\(3 X 2^5\)

In both the case the greatest prime factor is = 3 . SO option C
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