# 132 and 176 LCM LCM of 132 and 176 is equal to 528. The comprehensive work provides more insight of how to find what is the lcm of 132 and 176 by using prime factors and special division methods, and the example use case of mathematics and real world problems.

what is the lcm of 132 and 176?
lcm (132   176) = (?)
132 => 2 x 2 x 3 x 11
176 => 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 11

= 2 x 2 x 11 x 3 x 2 x 2
= 528
lcm (132 and 176) = 528
528 is the lcm of 132 and 176.

where,
132 is a positive integer,
176 is a positive integer,
528 is the lcm of 132 and 176,
{2 x 2 x 11} in {2 x 2 x 3 x 11, 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 11} are the common factors of 132 and 176,
{3 x 2 x 2} in {2 x 2 x 3 x 11, 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 11} are the uncommon factors of 132 and 176.

Use in Mathematics: LCM of 132 and 176
The below are some of the mathematical applications where lcm of 132 and 176 can be used:

1. to find the least number which is exactly divisible by 132 and 176.
2. to find the common denominator for two fractions having 132 and 176 as denominators in the unlike fractions addition or subtraction.
Use in Real-world Problems: 132 and 176 lcm
In the context of lcm real world problems, the lcm of 132 and 176 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 132 seconds and bell B tolls at 176 seconds repeatedly. The answer is that all bells A and B toll together at 528 seconds for the first time, at 1056 seconds for the second time, at 1584 seconds for the third time and so on.

Important Notes: 132 and 176 lcm
The below are the important notes to be remembered while solving the lcm of 132 and 176:
1. The common prime factors and the remaining prime factors of 132 and 176 should be multiplied to find the least common multiple of 132 and 176, when solving lcm by using prime factors method.
2. The results of lcm of 132 and 176, and the lcm of 176 and 132 are identical, it means the order of given numbers in the lcm calculation doesn't affect the results.
For values other than 132 and 176, use this below tool:

## How-to: What is the LCM of 132 and 176?

The below solved example with step by step work shows how to find what is the lcm of 132 and 176 by using prime factors method and division method.

Solved example using prime factors method:
What is the LCM of 132 and 176?

step 1 Address the input parameters, values and observe what to be found:
Input parameters and values:
A = 132
B = 176

What to be found:
find the lcm of 132 and 176

step 2 Find the prime factors of 132 and 176:
Prime factors of 132 = 2 x 2 x 3 x 11
Prime factors of 176 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 11

step 3 Identify the repeated and non-repeated prime factors of 132 and 176:
{2, 2, 11} are the most repeated factors and {3 x 2 x 2} are the non-repeated factors of 132 and 176.

step 4 Find the product of repeated and non-repeated prime factors of 132 and 176:
= 2 x 2 x 11 x 3 x 2 x 2
= 528
lcm(132 and 176) = 528

Hence,
lcm of 132 and 176 is 528

Solved example using special division method:
This special division method is the easiest way to understand the entire calculation of what is the lcm of 132 and 176.

step 1 Address the input parameters, values and observe what to be found:
Input parameters and values:
Integers: 132 and 176

What to be found:
lcm (132, 176) = ?

step 2 Arrange the given integers in the horizontal form with space or comma separated format:
132 and 176

step 3 Choose the divisor which divides each or most of the given integers (132 and 176), 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 132 and 176 is not divisible by the selected divisor; repeat the same process until all the integers are brought to 1 as like below:

 2 132 176 2 66 88 2 33 44 2 33 22 3 33 11 11 11 11 1 1

step 4 Multiply the divisors to find the lcm of 132 and 176:
= 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 3 x 11
= 528
LCM(132, 176) = 528

The least common multiple for two numbers 132 and 176 is 528 