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# What is the LCM of 113 and 103?

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Solution: The LCM of 113 and 103 is 11639
Methods
How to find the LCM of 113 and 103 using Prime Factorization
One way to find the LCM of 113 and 103 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 113?
What are the Factors of 103?
Here is the prime factorization of 113:
11
3
1
113^1
11 3 1
And this is the prime factorization of 103:
10
3
1
103^1
10 3 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: 113, 103
10
3
1
×
11
3
1
=
11639
103^1 × 113^1 = 11639
10 3 1 × 11 3 1 = 11639
Through this we see that the LCM of 113 and 103 is 11639.
How to Find the LCM of 113 and 103 by Listing Common Multiples
The first step to this method of finding the Least Common Multiple of 113 and 103 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, 113 and 103:
What are the Multiples of 113?
What are the Multiples of 103?
Let’s take a look at the first 10 multiples for each of these numbers, 113 and 103:
First 10 Multiples of 113: 113, 226, 339, 452, 565, 678, 791, 904, 1017, 1130
First 10 Multiples of 103: 103, 206, 309, 412, 515, 618, 721, 824, 927, 1030
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 113 and 103 are 11639, 23278, 34917. Because 11639 is the smallest, it is the least common multiple.
The LCM of 113 and 103 is 11639.
Find the LCM of Other Number Pairs
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