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What is the LCM of 113 and 115?

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Solution: The LCM of 113 and 115 is 12995 Methods How to find the LCM of 113 and 115 using Prime Factorization One way to find the LCM of 113 and 115 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 115? Here is the prime factorization of 113: 11 3 1 113^1 11 3 1 And this is the prime factorization of 115: 5 1 × 2 3 1 5^1 × 23^1 5 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: 113, 5, 23 5 1 × 2 3 1 × 11 3 1 = 12995 5^1 × 23^1 × 113^1 = 12995 5 1 × 2 3 1 × 11 3 1 = 12995 Through this we see that the LCM of 113 and 115 is 12995. How to Find the LCM of 113 and 115 by Listing Common Multiples The first step to this method of finding the Least Common Multiple of 113 and 115 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 115: What are the Multiples of 113? What are the Multiples of 115? Let’s take a look at the first 10 multiples for each of these numbers, 113 and 115: First 10 Multiples of 113: 113, 226, 339, 452, 565, 678, 791, 904, 1017, 1130 First 10 Multiples of 115: 115, 230, 345, 460, 575, 690, 805, 920, 1035, 1150 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 115 are 12995, 25990, 38985. Because 12995 is the smallest, it is the least common multiple. The LCM of 113 and 115 is 12995. Find the LCM of Other Number Pairs Want more practice? Try some of these other LCM problems: What is the LCM of 87 and 150? What is the LCM of 109 and 73? What is the LCM of 90 and 72? What is the LCM of 126 and 130? What is the LCM of 136 and 84?