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What is the Least Common Multiple of 155 and 160?

Least common multiple or lowest common denominator (lcd) can be calculated in two way; with the LCM formula calculation of greatest common factor (GCF), or multiplying the prime factors with the highest exponent factor.

Least common multiple (LCM) of 155 and 160 is 4960.

LCM(155,160) = 4960

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Least Common Multiple of 155 and 160 with GCF Formula

The formula of LCM is LCM(a,b) = ( a × b) / GCF(a,b).
We need to calculate greatest common factor 155 and 160, than apply into the LCM equation.

GCF(155,160) = 5
LCM(155,160) = ( 155 × 160) / 5
LCM(155,160) = 24800 / 5
LCM(155,160) = 4960

Least Common Multiple (LCM) of 155 and 160 with Primes

Least common multiple can be found by multiplying the highest exponent prime factors of 155 and 160. First we will calculate the prime factors of 155 and 160.

Prime Factorization of 155

Prime factors of 155 are 5, 31. Prime factorization of 155 in exponential form is:

155 = 51 × 311

Prime Factorization of 160

Prime factors of 160 are 2, 5. Prime factorization of 160 in exponential form is:

160 = 25 × 51

Now multiplying the highest exponent prime factors to calculate the LCM of 155 and 160.

LCM(155,160) = 51 × 311 × 25
LCM(155,160) = 4960

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