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What is the LCM of 127 and 29?

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Solution: The LCM of 127 and 29 is 3683 Methods How to find the LCM of 127 and 29 using Prime Factorization One way to find the LCM of 127 and 29 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 127? What are the Factors of 29? Here is the prime factorization of 127: 12 7 1 127^1 12 7 1 And this is the prime factorization of 29: 2 9 1 29^1 2 9 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: 127, 29 2 9 1 × 12 7 1 = 3683 29^1 × 127^1 = 3683 2 9 1 × 12 7 1 = 3683 Through this we see that the LCM of 127 and 29 is 3683. How to Find the LCM of 127 and 29 by Listing Common Multiples The first step to this method of finding the Least Common Multiple of 127 and 29 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, 127 and 29: What are the Multiples of 127? What are the Multiples of 29? Let’s take a look at the first 10 multiples for each of these numbers, 127 and 29: First 10 Multiples of 127: 127, 254, 381, 508, 635, 762, 889, 1016, 1143, 1270 First 10 Multiples of 29: 29, 58, 87, 116, 145, 174, 203, 232, 261, 290 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 127 and 29 are 3683, 7366, 11049. Because 3683 is the smallest, it is the least common multiple. The LCM of 127 and 29 is 3683. Find the LCM of Other Number Pairs Want more practice? Try some of these other LCM problems: What is the LCM of 150 and 137? What is the LCM of 2 and 104? What is the LCM of 108 and 28? What is the LCM of 80 and 102? What is the LCM of 13 and 140?