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What is the LCM of 16,24,and 30?

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Math problem in my Home Work book. I don't know how to find it or what the answer is. Please help.
asked Nov 9, 2013 in PRE-ALGEBRA by harvy0496 Apprentice

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Write the prime factorization of each number

16 = 2*8 = 2*2*2*2 = 2^4

24 = 2*2*2*3=  2^3*3

30 = 2*3*5

Multiply highest power of  each factor in the either number

L.C.M =2*2*2*2*3*5    

             = 240

L.C.M of 16,24,30 is 240

answered Nov 9, 2013 by william Mentor

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