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What is the LCM of 88 and 41?

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Solution: The LCM of 88 and 41 is 3608 Methods How to find the LCM of 88 and 41 using Prime Factorization One way to find the LCM of 88 and 41 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 88? What are the Factors of 41? Here is the prime factorization of 88: 2 3 × 1 1 1 2^3 × 11^1 2 3 × 1 1 1 And this is the prime factorization of 41: 4 1 1 41^1 4 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, 11, 41 2 3 × 1 1 1 × 4 1 1 = 3608 2^3 × 11^1 × 41^1 = 3608 2 3 × 1 1 1 × 4 1 1 = 3608 Through this we see that the LCM of 88 and 41 is 3608. How to Find the LCM of 88 and 41 by Listing Common Multiples The first step to this method of finding the Least Common Multiple of 88 and 41 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, 88 and 41: What are the Multiples of 88? What are the Multiples of 41? Let’s take a look at the first 10 multiples for each of these numbers, 88 and 41: First 10 Multiples of 88: 88, 176, 264, 352, 440, 528, 616, 704, 792, 880 First 10 Multiples of 41: 41, 82, 123, 164, 205, 246, 287, 328, 369, 410 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 88 and 41 are 3608, 7216, 10824. Because 3608 is the smallest, it is the least common multiple. The LCM of 88 and 41 is 3608. Find the LCM of Other Number Pairs Want more practice? Try some of these other LCM problems: What is the LCM of 28 and 33? What is the LCM of 50 and 49? What is the LCM of 109 and 59? What is the LCM of 97 and 104? What is the LCM of 9 and 72?