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What is the LCM of 97 and 68?

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Solution: The LCM of 97 and 68 is 6596 Methods How to find the LCM of 97 and 68 using Prime Factorization One way to find the LCM of 97 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 97? What are the Factors of 68? Here is the prime factorization of 97: 9 7 1 97^1 9 7 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: 97, 2, 17 2 2 × 1 7 1 × 9 7 1 = 6596 2^2 × 17^1 × 97^1 = 6596 2 2 × 1 7 1 × 9 7 1 = 6596 Through this we see that the LCM of 97 and 68 is 6596. How to Find the LCM of 97 and 68 by Listing Common Multiples The first step to this method of finding the Least Common Multiple of 97 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, 97 and 68: What are the Multiples of 97? What are the Multiples of 68? Let’s take a look at the first 10 multiples for each of these numbers, 97 and 68: First 10 Multiples of 97: 97, 194, 291, 388, 485, 582, 679, 776, 873, 970 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 97 and 68 are 6596, 13192, 19788. Because 6596 is the smallest, it is the least common multiple. The LCM of 97 and 68 is 6596. Find the LCM of Other Number Pairs Want more practice? Try some of these other LCM problems: What is the LCM of 96 and 43? What is the LCM of 91 and 71? What is the LCM of 30 and 53? What is the LCM of 8 and 57? What is the LCM of 90 and 39?