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Sum of the digits

    Q.11: LCM of 2 natural numbers p and q where p > q is 935. What is the maximum possible sum of the digits of q?
    1. 1
    2. 8
    3. 5
    4. 2

 

  • Correct Answer
    Choice B. 8

Detailed Solution

Factorize 935
= 5 * 187
= 5 * 11 * 17

From the above factorisation, the possible product pairs such that p > q are:
(55, 17), (187,5), (85, 11), (935, 1)

==> The maximum possible sum of the digits is obtained when q = 17
Therefore sum of the digits = 8

Choice B


Correct Answer: 8

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