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Raknar
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I recently purchased a text about programming assembly language for intel based computers. At the end of my current chapter is this problem;

Write a program that accepts two integers from the user. The program should then calculate the least common multiple. (the smallest number that

you can multiply both input values by evenly). Prime factorization is

the recommended method to accomplish this. To test this part of your program, here are some inputs and outputs.

[italic]Input: 3,2 LCM = 6

Input: 5,10 LCM = 10

Input: 4,6 LCM = 12[/italic]

Next, using these same two input values, determine if they are prime and output the results. Note that if prime factorization is used in the previous step, you have already done this.

Finally, if the numbers are less than 10, multiply each 100 then convert these numbers to packed decimal.

This is meant to be a [color=Purple]challenge[/color] problem, and therefor optional, but I cannot for the life of me figure out two things.

1. [b]How to find the [italic]LCM[/italic],[/b] and

2. [b]packed decimal[/b]?

Neither have been even hinted at in my text. If anyone can point me in the right direction I would be eternally grateful.

Write a program that accepts two integers from the user. The program should then calculate the least common multiple. (the smallest number that

you can multiply both input values by evenly). Prime factorization is

the recommended method to accomplish this. To test this part of your program, here are some inputs and outputs.

[italic]Input: 3,2 LCM = 6

Input: 5,10 LCM = 10

Input: 4,6 LCM = 12[/italic]

Next, using these same two input values, determine if they are prime and output the results. Note that if prime factorization is used in the previous step, you have already done this.

Finally, if the numbers are less than 10, multiply each 100 then convert these numbers to packed decimal.

This is meant to be a [color=Purple]challenge[/color] problem, and therefor optional, but I cannot for the life of me figure out two things.

1. [b]How to find the [italic]LCM[/italic],[/b] and

2. [b]packed decimal[/b]?

Neither have been even hinted at in my text. If anyone can point me in the right direction I would be eternally grateful.

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## Comments

6,519[link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Least_common_multiple]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Least_common_multiple[/link]

I have noticed that there is a Wiki on every common programming problem or algorithm. Life is Good!

2I'm hesitant to admit it, but Wiki is usually the last place I think of looking. This is only because I prefer to check through the forums first, in case anyone else has had a similar issue while programming. This time, however, these links should help me to work on this problem. [color=Red]T[/color]hank [color=Red]Y[/color]ou [color=Red]V[/color]ery [color=Red]M[/color]uch!

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