April 7th, 2013, 08:15 AM  #1 
Member Joined: Jan 2013 Posts: 47 Thanks: 0  Product of prime factors
Hi I am stuck on the question: What is the smallest square number that is a multiple of 252 You need to use what you got in your answer to the first part of the question Which was prime factor decomposition of 252 in which I got 2 squared times 3 squared times 7 Could someone tell me how would you work this out 
April 7th, 2013, 08:36 AM  #2 
Member Joined: Apr 2013 Posts: 65 Thanks: 0  Re: Product of prime factors Square numbers can be written like this: Because the power of the 7 is odd, we have to multiply it with 7. So the answer is: 

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