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What is the LCM of 135 and 68?

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Solution: The LCM of 135 and 68 is 9180 Methods How to find the LCM of 135 and 68 using Prime Factorization One way to find the LCM of 135 and 68 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 135? What are the Factors of 68? Here is the prime factorization of 135: 3 3 × 5 1 3^3 × 5^1 3 3 × 5 1 And this is the prime factorization of 68: 2 2 × 1 7 1 2^2 × 17^1 2 2 × 1 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: 3, 5, 2, 17 2 2 × 3 3 × 5 1 × 1 7 1 = 9180 2^2 × 3^3 × 5^1 × 17^1 = 9180 2 2 × 3 3 × 5 1 × 1 7 1 = 9180 Through this we see that the LCM of 135 and 68 is 9180. How to Find the LCM of 135 and 68 by Listing Common Multiples The first step to this method of finding the Least Common Multiple of 135 and 68 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, 135 and 68: What are the Multiples of 135? What are the Multiples of 68? Let’s take a look at the first 10 multiples for each of these numbers, 135 and 68: First 10 Multiples of 135: 135, 270, 405, 540, 675, 810, 945, 1080, 1215, 1350 First 10 Multiples of 68: 68, 136, 204, 272, 340, 408, 476, 544, 612, 680 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 135 and 68 are 9180, 18360, 27540. Because 9180 is the smallest, it is the least common multiple. The LCM of 135 and 68 is 9180. Find the LCM of Other Number Pairs Want more practice? Try some of these other LCM problems: What is the LCM of 136 and 11? What is the LCM of 94 and 39? What is the LCM of 89 and 105? What is the LCM of 143 and 145? What is the LCM of 104 and 130?