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What is the LCM of 46 and 112?

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Solution: The LCM of 46 and 112 is 2576 Methods How to find the LCM of 46 and 112 using Prime Factorization One way to find the LCM of 46 and 112 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 46? What are the Factors of 112? Here is the prime factorization of 46: 2 1 × 2 3 1 2^1 × 23^1 2 1 × 2 3 1 And this is the prime factorization of 112: 2 4 × 7 1 2^4 × 7^1 2 4 × 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, 23, 7 2 4 × 7 1 × 2 3 1 = 2576 2^4 × 7^1 × 23^1 = 2576 2 4 × 7 1 × 2 3 1 = 2576 Through this we see that the LCM of 46 and 112 is 2576. How to Find the LCM of 46 and 112 by Listing Common Multiples The first step to this method of finding the Least Common Multiple of 46 and 112 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, 46 and 112: What are the Multiples of 46? What are the Multiples of 112? Let’s take a look at the first 10 multiples for each of these numbers, 46 and 112: First 10 Multiples of 46: 46, 92, 138, 184, 230, 276, 322, 368, 414, 460 First 10 Multiples of 112: 112, 224, 336, 448, 560, 672, 784, 896, 1008, 1120 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 46 and 112 are 2576, 5152, 7728. Because 2576 is the smallest, it is the least common multiple. The LCM of 46 and 112 is 2576. Find the LCM of Other Number Pairs Want more practice? Try some of these other LCM problems: What is the LCM of 59 and 62? What is the LCM of 128 and 75? What is the LCM of 134 and 137? What is the LCM of 87 and 133? What is the LCM of 32 and 30?