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What is the LCM of 63 and 137?

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Solution: The LCM of 63 and 137 is 8631 Methods How to find the LCM of 63 and 137 using Prime Factorization One way to find the LCM of 63 and 137 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 63? What are the Factors of 137? Here is the prime factorization of 63: 3 2 × 7 1 3^2 × 7^1 3 2 × 7 1 And this is the prime factorization of 137: 13 7 1 137^1 13 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: 3, 7, 137 3 2 × 7 1 × 13 7 1 = 8631 3^2 × 7^1 × 137^1 = 8631 3 2 × 7 1 × 13 7 1 = 8631 Through this we see that the LCM of 63 and 137 is 8631. How to Find the LCM of 63 and 137 by Listing Common Multiples The first step to this method of finding the Least Common Multiple of 63 and 137 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, 63 and 137: What are the Multiples of 63? What are the Multiples of 137? Let’s take a look at the first 10 multiples for each of these numbers, 63 and 137: First 10 Multiples of 63: 63, 126, 189, 252, 315, 378, 441, 504, 567, 630 First 10 Multiples of 137: 137, 274, 411, 548, 685, 822, 959, 1096, 1233, 1370 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 63 and 137 are 8631, 17262, 25893. Because 8631 is the smallest, it is the least common multiple. The LCM of 63 and 137 is 8631. Find the LCM of Other Number Pairs Want more practice? Try some of these other LCM problems: What is the LCM of 37 and 104? What is the LCM of 26 and 115? What is the LCM of 116 and 57? What is the LCM of 28 and 75? What is the LCM of 81 and 2?