Least Common Multiple  of 23 and 32 is 736

How to find the Least Common Multiple of 23 and 32?

On this page below, we'll use the Prime Factorisation, and the List of Multiples method to find out the LCM of 23 and 32.

Follow the steps below, and let's calculate the LCM of 23 and 32.


Method 1 - Prime factorization

Step 1: Create a list of all the prime factors of the numbers 23 and 32:

Prime factors of 23

The prime factors of 23 are 23. Prime factorization of 23 in exponential form is:

23 = 231

Prime factors of 32

The prime factors of 32 are 2, 2, 2, 2 and 2. Prime factorization of 32 in exponential form is:

32 = 25


Step 2: Identify the highest power of each prime number from the above boxes:

231, 25


Step 3: Multiply these values together:

231x25=736


Step 4: The result:

As seen on the calculation above, we have now obtained the LCM of 23 and 32.

The Least Common Multiple of 23 and 32 is 736.


Method 2 - List of Multiples

Find and list multiples of each number until the first common multiple is found. This is the lowest common multiple.


Multiples of 23:

23, 46, 69, 92, 115, 138, 161, 184, 207, 230, 253, 276, 299, 322, 345, 368, 391, 414, 437, 460, 483, 506, 529, 552, 575, 598, 621, 644, 667, 690, 713, 736, 759, 782, 805

Multiples of 32:

32, 64, 96, 128, 160, 192, 224, 256, 288, 320, 352, 384, 416, 448, 480, 512, 544, 576, 608, 640, 672, 704, 736, 768, 800, 832


Therefore,

LCM(23, 32) = 736