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What is the LCM of 41 and 86?

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Solution: The LCM of 41 and 86 is 3526 Methods How to find the LCM of 41 and 86 using Prime Factorization One way to find the LCM of 41 and 86 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 41? What are the Factors of 86? Here is the prime factorization of 41: 4 1 1 41^1 4 1 1 And this is the prime factorization of 86: 2 1 × 4 3 1 2^1 × 43^1 2 1 × 4 3 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: 41, 2, 43 2 1 × 4 1 1 × 4 3 1 = 3526 2^1 × 41^1 × 43^1 = 3526 2 1 × 4 1 1 × 4 3 1 = 3526 Through this we see that the LCM of 41 and 86 is 3526. How to Find the LCM of 41 and 86 by Listing Common Multiples The first step to this method of finding the Least Common Multiple of 41 and 86 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, 41 and 86: What are the Multiples of 41? What are the Multiples of 86? Let’s take a look at the first 10 multiples for each of these numbers, 41 and 86: First 10 Multiples of 41: 41, 82, 123, 164, 205, 246, 287, 328, 369, 410 First 10 Multiples of 86: 86, 172, 258, 344, 430, 516, 602, 688, 774, 860 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 41 and 86 are 3526, 7052, 10578. Because 3526 is the smallest, it is the least common multiple. The LCM of 41 and 86 is 3526. Find the LCM of Other Number Pairs Want more practice? Try some of these other LCM problems: What is the LCM of 51 and 15? What is the LCM of 110 and 96? What is the LCM of 72 and 130? What is the LCM of 128 and 126? What is the LCM of 5 and 136?