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What is the LCM of 130 and 15?

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Solution: The LCM of 130 and 15 is 390 Methods How to find the LCM of 130 and 15 using Prime Factorization One way to find the LCM of 130 and 15 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 130? What are the Factors of 15? Here is the prime factorization of 130: 2 1 × 5 1 × 1 3 1 2^1 × 5^1 × 13^1 2 1 × 5 1 × 1 3 1 And this is the prime factorization of 15: 3 1 × 5 1 3^1 × 5^1 3 1 × 5 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: 2, 5, 13, 3 2 1 × 3 1 × 5 1 × 1 3 1 = 390 2^1 × 3^1 × 5^1 × 13^1 = 390 2 1 × 3 1 × 5 1 × 1 3 1 = 390 Through this we see that the LCM of 130 and 15 is 390. How to Find the LCM of 130 and 15 by Listing Common Multiples The first step to this method of finding the Least Common Multiple of 130 and 15 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, 130 and 15: What are the Multiples of 130? What are the Multiples of 15? Let’s take a look at the first 10 multiples for each of these numbers, 130 and 15: First 10 Multiples of 130: 130, 260, 390, 520, 650, 780, 910, 1040, 1170, 1300 First 10 Multiples of 15: 15, 30, 45, 60, 75, 90, 105, 120, 135, 150 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 130 and 15 are 390, 780, 1170. Because 390 is the smallest, it is the least common multiple. The LCM of 130 and 15 is 390. Find the LCM of Other Number Pairs Want more practice? Try some of these other LCM problems: What is the LCM of 124 and 49? What is the LCM of 142 and 140? What is the LCM of 104 and 135? What is the LCM of 102 and 120? What is the LCM of 22 and 62?