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What is the LCM of 81 and 101?

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Solution: The LCM of 81 and 101 is 8181 Methods How to find the LCM of 81 and 101 using Prime Factorization One way to find the LCM of 81 and 101 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 81? What are the Factors of 101? Here is the prime factorization of 81: 3 4 3^4 3 4 And this is the prime factorization of 101: 10 1 1 101^1 10 1 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, 101 3 4 × 10 1 1 = 8181 3^4 × 101^1 = 8181 3 4 × 10 1 1 = 8181 Through this we see that the LCM of 81 and 101 is 8181. How to Find the LCM of 81 and 101 by Listing Common Multiples The first step to this method of finding the Least Common Multiple of 81 and 101 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, 81 and 101: What are the Multiples of 81? What are the Multiples of 101? Let’s take a look at the first 10 multiples for each of these numbers, 81 and 101: First 10 Multiples of 81: 81, 162, 243, 324, 405, 486, 567, 648, 729, 810 First 10 Multiples of 101: 101, 202, 303, 404, 505, 606, 707, 808, 909, 1010 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 81 and 101 are 8181, 16362, 24543. Because 8181 is the smallest, it is the least common multiple. The LCM of 81 and 101 is 8181. Find the LCM of Other Number Pairs Want more practice? Try some of these other LCM problems: What is the LCM of 45 and 41? What is the LCM of 10 and 51? What is the LCM of 137 and 21? What is the LCM of 47 and 90? What is the LCM of 146 and 124?