#1**0 **

there are calculators on line that will do that...or

example

LCM of 16 24

Prime factorization

16 2 x 2 x 2 x 2

24 2 x 2 x 2 x 3

take all of the unique factors from each pair ONCE (red) 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 3 = 48 = lcm

ElectricPavlov
Feb 14, 2017

#2**0 **

Here is the same thing stated slightly differently:

Find the least common multiple:

lcm(16, 24)

Find the prime factorization of each integer:

The prime factorization of 16 is:

16 = 2^4

The prime factorization of 24 is:

24 = 2^3×3

Find the largest power of each prime factor.

The largest power of 2 that appears in the prime factorizations is 2^4.

The largest power of 3 that appears in the prime factorizations is 3^1.

Therefore lcm(16, 24) = 2^4×3^1:

Answer: |**lcm(16, 24) = 48**

Guest Feb 14, 2017