# Easy Number System Solved QuestionAptitude Discussion

 Q. If $N=2^3×3^4$ , $M= 2^2×3×5$, then find the number of factors of $N$ that are common with the factors of $M$.
 ✖ A. 8 ✔ B. 6 ✖ C. 18 ✖ D. 20

Solution:
Option(B) is correct

The factors that are common must also be the factors of $HCF(N,M)$

$HCF(N,M) = 2^2×3$

Number of factors of $2^2×3 = (2+1)(1+1) = 6$

So there are 6 factors that are common to both.

## (4) Comment(s)

Shashiii Ghanekar
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N=2^3×3^4=648

M= 2^2×3×5=60

N=648/6=108

M=60/6=10

Therefore 6 is the common factor of 648 and 60 i.e. N and M

Saikiran
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Taking the common values 2^2*3, we get 12.. factors of 12 are 1,2,3,4,6,12.. 6 factors common to M & N.. Is it right too??.. I have a doubt

Abhay
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The answer, I reckon, should be 6. The calculation of HCF is wrong.

Shreya
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is there some problem in the soln as while taking out the hcf we take the less powers of common prime factors