This week I learned how to find the Lowest Common Multiple of 2 or more numbers. This is something I struggled with earlier this week. While doing my homework, I compared my answers with the real ones and when I got something wrong I retraced my steps and fixed any errors.

To find the Lowest Common Multiple of: Ex. 12, 30, and 105

Create a factor tree or factor table.

Sort the prime numbers from lowest to highest for 12, 30 and 105

make into exponents.

sort into groups- Notice that there is sometimes a prime number that is not a prime factor of another number. In this case you need to make that prime number to the power of 0 in the group that does not have that prime factor. Ex. 2 is a prime factor of 12 and 30 but not of 105. you need to write it like this- 12= 2 to the power of 2, 30= 2 to the power of 1 and, 105= 2 to the power of 0.

You have now sorted into groups đź™‚

Chose the highest exponent from each group.

Multiply the numbers you have chosen

You should be left with the LCM of 12, 30 and 105. Good Job!

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Good first post Jessica! I like the detail you have included – I suspect in June you’ll be glad you showed everything so clearly. Remind me in class and I’ll show you how to use lateX coding to include exponents in your explanation.

Good first post Jessica! I like the detail you have included – I suspect in June you’ll be glad you showed everything so clearly. Remind me in class and I’ll show you how to use lateX coding to include exponents in your explanation.