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What is the LCM of 78 and 134?

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Solution: The LCM of 78 and 134 is 5226 Methods How to find the LCM of 78 and 134 using Prime Factorization One way to find the LCM of 78 and 134 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 78? What are the Factors of 134? Here is the prime factorization of 78: 2 1 × 3 1 × 1 3 1 2^1 × 3^1 × 13^1 2 1 × 3 1 × 1 3 1 And this is the prime factorization of 134: 2 1 × 6 7 1 2^1 × 67^1 2 1 × 6 7 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, 3, 13, 67 2 1 × 3 1 × 1 3 1 × 6 7 1 = 5226 2^1 × 3^1 × 13^1 × 67^1 = 5226 2 1 × 3 1 × 1 3 1 × 6 7 1 = 5226 Through this we see that the LCM of 78 and 134 is 5226. How to Find the LCM of 78 and 134 by Listing Common Multiples The first step to this method of finding the Least Common Multiple of 78 and 134 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, 78 and 134: What are the Multiples of 78? What are the Multiples of 134? Let’s take a look at the first 10 multiples for each of these numbers, 78 and 134: First 10 Multiples of 78: 78, 156, 234, 312, 390, 468, 546, 624, 702, 780 First 10 Multiples of 134: 134, 268, 402, 536, 670, 804, 938, 1072, 1206, 1340 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 78 and 134 are 5226, 10452, 15678. Because 5226 is the smallest, it is the least common multiple. The LCM of 78 and 134 is 5226. Find the LCM of Other Number Pairs Want more practice? Try some of these other LCM problems: What is the LCM of 38 and 125? What is the LCM of 73 and 65? What is the LCM of 2 and 127? What is the LCM of 104 and 96? What is the LCM of 106 and 11?