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What is the LCM of 129 and 76?

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Solution: The LCM of 129 and 76 is 9804 Methods How to find the LCM of 129 and 76 using Prime Factorization One way to find the LCM of 129 and 76 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 129? What are the Factors of 76? Here is the prime factorization of 129: 3 1 × 4 3 1 3^1 × 43^1 3 1 × 4 3 1 And this is the prime factorization of 76: 2 2 × 1 9 1 2^2 × 19^1 2 2 × 1 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: 3, 43, 2, 19 2 2 × 3 1 × 1 9 1 × 4 3 1 = 9804 2^2 × 3^1 × 19^1 × 43^1 = 9804 2 2 × 3 1 × 1 9 1 × 4 3 1 = 9804 Through this we see that the LCM of 129 and 76 is 9804. How to Find the LCM of 129 and 76 by Listing Common Multiples The first step to this method of finding the Least Common Multiple of 129 and 76 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, 129 and 76: What are the Multiples of 129? What are the Multiples of 76? Let’s take a look at the first 10 multiples for each of these numbers, 129 and 76: First 10 Multiples of 129: 129, 258, 387, 516, 645, 774, 903, 1032, 1161, 1290 First 10 Multiples of 76: 76, 152, 228, 304, 380, 456, 532, 608, 684, 760 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 129 and 76 are 9804, 19608, 29412. Because 9804 is the smallest, it is the least common multiple. The LCM of 129 and 76 is 9804. Find the LCM of Other Number Pairs Want more practice? Try some of these other LCM problems: What is the LCM of 16 and 140? What is the LCM of 65 and 63? What is the LCM of 125 and 62? What is the LCM of 32 and 47? What is the LCM of 52 and 75?