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What is the LCM of 113 and 32?

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Solution: The LCM of 113 and 32 is 3616 Methods How to find the LCM of 113 and 32 using Prime Factorization One way to find the LCM of 113 and 32 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 113? What are the Factors of 32? Here is the prime factorization of 113: 11 3 1 113^1 11 3 1 And this is the prime factorization of 32: 2 5 2^5 2 5 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: 113, 2 2 5 × 11 3 1 = 3616 2^5 × 113^1 = 3616 2 5 × 11 3 1 = 3616 Through this we see that the LCM of 113 and 32 is 3616. How to Find the LCM of 113 and 32 by Listing Common Multiples The first step to this method of finding the Least Common Multiple of 113 and 32 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, 113 and 32: What are the Multiples of 113? What are the Multiples of 32? Let’s take a look at the first 10 multiples for each of these numbers, 113 and 32: First 10 Multiples of 113: 113, 226, 339, 452, 565, 678, 791, 904, 1017, 1130 First 10 Multiples of 32: 32, 64, 96, 128, 160, 192, 224, 256, 288, 320 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 113 and 32 are 3616, 7232, 10848. Because 3616 is the smallest, it is the least common multiple. The LCM of 113 and 32 is 3616. Find the LCM of Other Number Pairs Want more practice? Try some of these other LCM problems: What is the LCM of 76 and 96? What is the LCM of 86 and 2? What is the LCM of 23 and 72? What is the LCM of 5 and 109? What is the LCM of 129 and 149?