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Question

If \( x \) and \( y \) are positive integers such ...

If \( x \) and \( y \) are positive integers such that the greatest common factor of \( x ^ { 2 } y ^ { 2 } \) and \( x y ^ { 3 } \) is \( 45 \) , then which of the following could \( y \) equal? 

A. \( 45 \) 

B. \( 15 \) 

C. \( 9 \) 

D. \( 5 \) 

E. \( 3\) 

Answer

E .  3

Solution
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