LCM of 120 and 150 is equal to 600. The comprehensive work provides more insight of how to find what is the lcm of 120 and 150 by using prime factors and special division methods, and the example use case of mathematics and real world problems.

__what is the lcm of 120 and 150?__

lcm (120 150) = (?)

120 => **2 x 2 x 2 x 3 x 5**

150 => **2 x 3 x 5 x 5**

= 2 x 3 x 5 x 2 x 2 x 5

= 600

lcm (120 and 150) = 600

**600 is the lcm of 120 and 150.**

__where,__

120 is a positive integer,

150 is a positive integer,

600 is the lcm of 120 and 150,

{2 x 3 x 5} in {2 x 2 x 2 x 3 x 5, 2 x 3 x 5 x 5} are the common factors of 120 and 150,

{2 x 2 x 5} in {2 x 2 x 2 x 3 x 5, 2 x 3 x 5 x 5} are the uncommon factors of 120 and 150.

__Use in Mathematics: LCM of 120 and 150__

The below are some of the mathematical applications where lcm of 120 and 150 can be used:

- to find the least number which is exactly divisible by 120 and 150.
- to find the common denominator for two fractions having 120 and 150 as denominators in the unlike fractions addition or subtraction.

In the context of lcm real world problems, the lcm of 120 and 150 helps to find the exact time when two similar and recurring events with different time schedule happens together at the same time. For example, the real world problems involve lcm in situations to find at what time the bells A and B all toll together, if bell A tolls at 120 seconds and bell B tolls at 150 seconds repeatedly. The answer is that all bells A and B toll together at 600 seconds for the first time, at 1200 seconds for the second time, at 1800 seconds for the third time and so on.

The below are the important notes to be remembered while solving the lcm of 120 and 150:

- The common prime factors and the remaining prime factors of 120 and 150 should be multiplied to find the least common multiple of 120 and 150, when solving lcm by using prime factors method.
- The results of lcm of 120 and 150, and the lcm of 150 and 120 are identical, it means the order of given numbers in the lcm calculation doesn't affect the results.

The below solved example with step by step work shows how to find what is the lcm of 120 and 150 by using prime factors method and division method.

__Solved example using prime factors method:__

What is the LCM of 120 and 150?

step 1
Address the input parameters, values and observe what to be found:

__Input parameters and values:__

A = 120

B = 150

__What to be found:__

find the lcm of 120 and 150

step 2 Find the prime factors of 120 and 150:

Prime factors of 120 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 3 x 5

Prime factors of 150 = 2 x 3 x 5 x 5

step 3 Identify the repeated and non-repeated prime factors of 120 and 150:

{2, 3, 5} are the most repeated factors and {2 x 2 x 5} are the non-repeated factors of 120 and 150.

step 4 Find the product of repeated and non-repeated prime factors of 120 and 150:

= 2 x 3 x 5 x 2 x 2 x 5

= 600

lcm(120 and 150) = 600

Hence,

lcm of 120 and 150 is 600

This special division method is the easiest way to understand the entire calculation of what is the lcm of 120 and 150.

step 1 Address the input parameters, values and observe what to be found:

Integers: 120 and 150

lcm (120, 150) = ?

step 2 Arrange the given integers in the horizontal form with space or comma separated format:

120 and 150

step 3 Choose the divisor which divides each or most of the given integers (120 and 150), divide each integers separately and write down the quotient in the next line right under the respective integers. Bring down the integer to the next line if any integer in 120 and 150 is not divisible by the selected divisor; repeat the same process until all the integers are brought to 1 as like below:

2 | 120 | 150 |

2 | 60 | 75 |

2 | 30 | 75 |

3 | 15 | 75 |

5 | 5 | 25 |

5 | 1 | 5 |

1 | 1 |

step 4 Multiply the divisors to find the lcm of 120 and 150:

= 2 x 2 x 2 x 3 x 5 x 5

= 600

LCM(120, 150) = 600

The least common multiple for two numbers 120 and 150 is 600