AbstractFor every positive integer n and for every $$\alpha \in [0, 1]$$
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, let $${\mathcal {B}}(n, \alpha )$$
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denote the probabilistic model in which a random set $${\mathcal {A}} \subseteq \{1, \ldots , n\}$$
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{
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}
is constructed by picking independently each element of $$\{1, \ldots , n\}$$
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}
with probability $$\alpha $$
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. Cilleruelo, Rué, Šarka, and Zumalacárregui proved an almost sure asymptotic formula for the logarithm of the least common multiple of the elements of $${\mathcal {A}}$$
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.Let q be an indeterminate and let $$[k]_q := 1 + q + q^2 + \cdots + q^{k1} \in {\mathbb {Z}}[q]$$
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k

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[
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be the qanalog of the positive integer k. We determine the expected value and the variance of $$X := \deg {\text {lcm}}\!\big ([{\mathcal {A}}]_q\big )$$
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=
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lcm
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[
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, where $$[{\mathcal {A}}]_q := \big \{[k]_q : k \in {\mathcal {A}}\big \}$$
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=
{
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:
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. Then we prove an almost sure asymptotic formula for X, which is a qanalog of the result of Cilleruelo et al.