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What is the LCM of 13 and 23?

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Solution: The LCM of 13 and 23 is 299 Methods How to find the LCM of 13 and 23 using Prime Factorization One way to find the LCM of 13 and 23 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 13? What are the Factors of 23? Here is the prime factorization of 13: 1 3 1 13^1 1 3 1 And this is the prime factorization of 23: 2 3 1 23^1 2 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: 13, 23 1 3 1 × 2 3 1 = 299 13^1 × 23^1 = 299 1 3 1 × 2 3 1 = 299 Through this we see that the LCM of 13 and 23 is 299. How to Find the LCM of 13 and 23 by Listing Common Multiples The first step to this method of finding the Least Common Multiple of 13 and 23 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, 13 and 23: What are the Multiples of 13? What are the Multiples of 23? Let’s take a look at the first 10 multiples for each of these numbers, 13 and 23: First 10 Multiples of 13: 13, 26, 39, 52, 65, 78, 91, 104, 117, 130 First 10 Multiples of 23: 23, 46, 69, 92, 115, 138, 161, 184, 207, 230 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 13 and 23 are 299, 598, 897. Because 299 is the smallest, it is the least common multiple. The LCM of 13 and 23 is 299. Find the LCM of Other Number Pairs Want more practice? Try some of these other LCM problems: What is the LCM of 37 and 15? What is the LCM of 12 and 127? What is the LCM of 3 and 16? What is the LCM of 77 and 125? What is the LCM of 48 and 24?