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The same exampled worked through:
Eliminate common elements:
Cancel 2 with 20 to give 1 and 10 (discard the 1):
Cancel 5 with 10 to give 1 and 2:
Cancel 2 with 12 to give 1 and 6 (discard the 1 )
Cancel 6 with 60 to give 1 and 10 (discard the 1 )
Cancel 16 with 10 to give 8 and 5
Result: (Other reductions are possible!)
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In reply to Re: Algorithm for cancelling common factors between two lists of multiplicands