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What is the LCM of 67 and 135?

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Solution: The LCM of 67 and 135 is 9045 Methods How to find the LCM of 67 and 135 using Prime Factorization One way to find the LCM of 67 and 135 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 67? What are the Factors of 135? Here is the prime factorization of 67: 6 7 1 67^1 6 7 1 And this is the prime factorization of 135: 3 3 Γ— 5 1 3^3 Γ— 5^1 3 3 Γ— 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: 67, 3, 5 3 3 Γ— 5 1 Γ— 6 7 1 = 9045 3^3 Γ— 5^1 Γ— 67^1 = 9045 3 3 Γ— 5 1 Γ— 6 7 1 = 9045 Through this we see that the LCM of 67 and 135 is 9045. How to Find the LCM of 67 and 135 by Listing Common Multiples The first step to this method of finding the Least Common Multiple of 67 and 135 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, 67 and 135: What are the Multiples of 67? What are the Multiples of 135? Let’s take a look at the first 10 multiples for each of these numbers, 67 and 135: First 10 Multiples of 67: 67, 134, 201, 268, 335, 402, 469, 536, 603, 670 First 10 Multiples of 135: 135, 270, 405, 540, 675, 810, 945, 1080, 1215, 1350 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 67 and 135 are 9045, 18090, 27135. Because 9045 is the smallest, it is the least common multiple. The LCM of 67 and 135 is 9045. Find the LCM of Other Number Pairs Want more practice? Try some of these other LCM problems: What is the LCM of 96 and 72? What is the LCM of 61 and 63? What is the LCM of 108 and 48? What is the LCM of 37 and 138? What is the LCM of 124 and 76?