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What is the LCM of 146 and 69?

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Solution: The LCM of 146 and 69 is 10074 Methods How to find the LCM of 146 and 69 using Prime Factorization One way to find the LCM of 146 and 69 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 146? What are the Factors of 69? Here is the prime factorization of 146: 2 1 × 7 3 1 2^1 × 73^1 2 1 × 7 3 1 And this is the prime factorization of 69: 3 1 × 2 3 1 3^1 × 23^1 3 1 × 2 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, 73, 3, 23 2 1 × 3 1 × 2 3 1 × 7 3 1 = 10074 2^1 × 3^1 × 23^1 × 73^1 = 10074 2 1 × 3 1 × 2 3 1 × 7 3 1 = 10074 Through this we see that the LCM of 146 and 69 is 10074. How to Find the LCM of 146 and 69 by Listing Common Multiples The first step to this method of finding the Least Common Multiple of 146 and 69 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, 146 and 69: What are the Multiples of 146? What are the Multiples of 69? Let’s take a look at the first 10 multiples for each of these numbers, 146 and 69: First 10 Multiples of 146: 146, 292, 438, 584, 730, 876, 1022, 1168, 1314, 1460 First 10 Multiples of 69: 69, 138, 207, 276, 345, 414, 483, 552, 621, 690 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 146 and 69 are 10074, 20148, 30222. Because 10074 is the smallest, it is the least common multiple. The LCM of 146 and 69 is 10074. Find the LCM of Other Number Pairs Want more practice? Try some of these other LCM problems: What is the LCM of 143 and 139? What is the LCM of 52 and 72? What is the LCM of 9 and 92? What is the LCM of 53 and 138? What is the LCM of 27 and 100?