# 26 and 38 LCM LCM of 26 and 38 is equal to 494. The comprehensive work provides more insight of how to find what is the lcm of 26 and 38 by using prime factors and special division methods, and the example use case of mathematics and real world problems.

what is the lcm of 26 and 38?
lcm (26   38) = (?)
26 => 2 x 13
38 => 2 x 19

= 2 x 13 x 19
= 494
lcm (26 and 38) = 494
494 is the lcm of 26 and 38.

where,
26 is a positive integer,
38 is a positive integer,
494 is the lcm of 26 and 38,
{2} in {2 x 13, 2 x 19} is the common factors of 26 and 38,
{13 x 19} in {2 x 13, 2 x 19} are the uncommon factors of 26 and 38.

Use in Mathematics: LCM of 26 and 38
The below are some of the mathematical applications where lcm of 26 and 38 can be used:

1. to find the least number which is exactly divisible by 26 and 38.
2. to find the common denominator for two fractions having 26 and 38 as denominators in the unlike fractions addition or subtraction.
Use in Real-world Problems: 26 and 38 lcm
In the context of lcm real world problems, the lcm of 26 and 38 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 26 seconds and bell B tolls at 38 seconds repeatedly. The answer is that all bells A and B toll together at 494 seconds for the first time, at 988 seconds for the second time, at 1482 seconds for the third time and so on.

Important Notes: 26 and 38 lcm
The below are the important notes to be remembered while solving the lcm of 26 and 38:
1. The common prime factors and the remaining prime factors of 26 and 38 should be multiplied to find the least common multiple of 26 and 38, when solving lcm by using prime factors method.
2. The results of lcm of 26 and 38, and the lcm of 38 and 26 are identical, it means the order of given numbers in the lcm calculation doesn't affect the results.
For values other than 26 and 38, use this below tool:

## How-to: What is the LCM of 26 and 38?

The below solved example with step by step work shows how to find what is the lcm of 26 and 38 by using prime factors method and division method.

Solved example using prime factors method:
What is the LCM of 26 and 38?

step 1 Address the input parameters, values and observe what to be found:
Input parameters and values:
A = 26
B = 38

What to be found:
find the lcm of 26 and 38

step 2 Find the prime factors of 26 and 38:
Prime factors of 26 = 2 x 13
Prime factors of 38 = 2 x 19

step 3 Identify the repeated and non-repeated prime factors of 26 and 38:
{2} is the most repeated factor and {13 x 19} are the non-repeated factors of 26 and 38.

step 4 Find the product of repeated and non-repeated prime factors of 26 and 38:
= 2 x 13 x 19
= 494
lcm(26 and 38) = 494

Hence,
lcm of 26 and 38 is 494

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 26 and 38.

step 1 Address the input parameters, values and observe what to be found:
Input parameters and values:
Integers: 26 and 38

What to be found:
lcm (26, 38) = ?

step 2 Arrange the given integers in the horizontal form with space or comma separated format:
26 and 38

step 3 Choose the divisor which divides each or most of the given integers (26 and 38), 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 26 and 38 is not divisible by the selected divisor; repeat the same process until all the integers are brought to 1 as like below:

 2 26 38 13 13 19 19 1 19 1 1

step 4 Multiply the divisors to find the lcm of 26 and 38:
= 2 x 13 x 19
= 494
LCM(26, 38) = 494

The least common multiple for two numbers 26 and 38 is 494 