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What is the LCM of 104 and 106?

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Solution: The LCM of 104 and 106 is 5512 Methods How to find the LCM of 104 and 106 using Prime Factorization One way to find the LCM of 104 and 106 is to start by comparing the prime factorization of each number. To find the prime factorization, you can follow the instructions for each number here: What are the Factors of 104? What are the Factors of 106? Here is the prime factorization of 104: 2 3 × 1 3 1 2^3 × 13^1 2 3 × 1 3 1 And this is the prime factorization of 106: 2 1 × 5 3 1 2^1 × 53^1 2 1 × 5 3 1 When you compare the prime factorization of these two numbers, you want to look for the highest power that each prime factor is raised to. In this case, there are these prime factors to consider: 2, 13, 53 2 3 × 1 3 1 × 5 3 1 = 5512 2^3 × 13^1 × 53^1 = 5512 2 3 × 1 3 1 × 5 3 1 = 5512 Through this we see that the LCM of 104 and 106 is 5512. How to Find the LCM of 104 and 106 by Listing Common Multiples The first step to this method of finding the Least Common Multiple of 104 and 106 is to begin to list a few multiples for each number. If you need a refresher on how to find the multiples of these numbers, you can see the walkthroughs in the links below for each number. Let’s take a look at the multiples for each of these numbers, 104 and 106: What are the Multiples of 104? What are the Multiples of 106? Let’s take a look at the first 10 multiples for each of these numbers, 104 and 106: First 10 Multiples of 104: 104, 208, 312, 416, 520, 624, 728, 832, 936, 1040 First 10 Multiples of 106: 106, 212, 318, 424, 530, 636, 742, 848, 954, 1060 You can continue to list out the multiples of these numbers as long as needed to find a match. Once you do find a match, or several matches, the smallest of these matches would be the Least Common Multiple. For instance, the first matching multiple(s) of 104 and 106 are 5512, 11024, 16536. Because 5512 is the smallest, it is the least common multiple. The LCM of 104 and 106 is 5512. Find the LCM of Other Number Pairs Want more practice? Try some of these other LCM problems: What is the LCM of 11 and 38? What is the LCM of 125 and 132? What is the LCM of 39 and 83? What is the LCM of 146 and 58? What is the LCM of 49 and 12?