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What is the LCM of 26 and 119?

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Solution: The LCM of 26 and 119 is 3094 Methods How to find the LCM of 26 and 119 using Prime Factorization One way to find the LCM of 26 and 119 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 26? What are the Factors of 119? Here is the prime factorization of 26: 2 1 × 1 3 1 2^1 × 13^1 2 1 × 1 3 1 And this is the prime factorization of 119: 7 1 × 1 7 1 7^1 × 17^1 7 1 × 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: 2, 13, 7, 17 2 1 × 7 1 × 1 3 1 × 1 7 1 = 3094 2^1 × 7^1 × 13^1 × 17^1 = 3094 2 1 × 7 1 × 1 3 1 × 1 7 1 = 3094 Through this we see that the LCM of 26 and 119 is 3094. How to Find the LCM of 26 and 119 by Listing Common Multiples The first step to this method of finding the Least Common Multiple of 26 and 119 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, 26 and 119: What are the Multiples of 26? What are the Multiples of 119? Let’s take a look at the first 10 multiples for each of these numbers, 26 and 119: First 10 Multiples of 26: 26, 52, 78, 104, 130, 156, 182, 208, 234, 260 First 10 Multiples of 119: 119, 238, 357, 476, 595, 714, 833, 952, 1071, 1190 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 26 and 119 are 3094, 6188, 9282. Because 3094 is the smallest, it is the least common multiple. The LCM of 26 and 119 is 3094. Find the LCM of Other Number Pairs Want more practice? Try some of these other LCM problems: What is the LCM of 4 and 11? What is the LCM of 144 and 67? What is the LCM of 17 and 142? What is the LCM of 146 and 61? What is the LCM of 79 and 138?