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What is the LCM of 70 and 72?

The lcm of 70 and 72 is 2520.

Steps to find LCM

  1. Find the prime factorization of 70
    70 = 2 × 5 × 7
  2. Find the prime factorization of 72
    72 = 2 × 2 × 2 × 3 × 3
  3. Multiply each factor the greater number of times it occurs in steps i) or ii) above to find the lcm:

    LCM = 2 × 2 × 2 × 3 × 3 × 5 × 7
  4. LCM = 2520

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