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What is the LCM of 144 and 11?

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Solution: The LCM of 144 and 11 is 1584 Methods How to find the LCM of 144 and 11 using Prime Factorization One way to find the LCM of 144 and 11 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 144? What are the Factors of 11? Here is the prime factorization of 144: 2 4 × 3 2 2^4 × 3^2 2 4 × 3 2 And this is the prime factorization of 11: 1 1 1 11^1 1 1 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, 3, 11 2 4 × 3 2 × 1 1 1 = 1584 2^4 × 3^2 × 11^1 = 1584 2 4 × 3 2 × 1 1 1 = 1584 Through this we see that the LCM of 144 and 11 is 1584. How to Find the LCM of 144 and 11 by Listing Common Multiples The first step to this method of finding the Least Common Multiple of 144 and 11 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, 144 and 11: What are the Multiples of 144? What are the Multiples of 11? Let’s take a look at the first 10 multiples for each of these numbers, 144 and 11: First 10 Multiples of 144: 144, 288, 432, 576, 720, 864, 1008, 1152, 1296, 1440 First 10 Multiples of 11: 11, 22, 33, 44, 55, 66, 77, 88, 99, 110 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 144 and 11 are 1584, 3168, 4752. Because 1584 is the smallest, it is the least common multiple. The LCM of 144 and 11 is 1584. Find the LCM of Other Number Pairs Want more practice? Try some of these other LCM problems: What is the LCM of 47 and 71? What is the LCM of 148 and 77? What is the LCM of 122 and 134? What is the LCM of 63 and 14? What is the LCM of 70 and 94?