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What is the LCM of 56 and 101?

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Solution: The LCM of 56 and 101 is 5656 Methods How to find the LCM of 56 and 101 using Prime Factorization One way to find the LCM of 56 and 101 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 56? What are the Factors of 101? Here is the prime factorization of 56: 2 3 × 7 1 2^3 × 7^1 2 3 × 7 1 And this is the prime factorization of 101: 10 1 1 101^1 10 1 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, 7, 101 2 3 × 7 1 × 10 1 1 = 5656 2^3 × 7^1 × 101^1 = 5656 2 3 × 7 1 × 10 1 1 = 5656 Through this we see that the LCM of 56 and 101 is 5656. How to Find the LCM of 56 and 101 by Listing Common Multiples The first step to this method of finding the Least Common Multiple of 56 and 101 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, 56 and 101: What are the Multiples of 56? What are the Multiples of 101? Let’s take a look at the first 10 multiples for each of these numbers, 56 and 101: First 10 Multiples of 56: 56, 112, 168, 224, 280, 336, 392, 448, 504, 560 First 10 Multiples of 101: 101, 202, 303, 404, 505, 606, 707, 808, 909, 1010 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 56 and 101 are 5656, 11312, 16968. Because 5656 is the smallest, it is the least common multiple. The LCM of 56 and 101 is 5656. Find the LCM of Other Number Pairs Want more practice? Try some of these other LCM problems: What is the LCM of 121 and 1? What is the LCM of 51 and 150? What is the LCM of 53 and 125? What is the LCM of 41 and 46? What is the LCM of 74 and 24?