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    3, 21 and 49 LCM

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    LCM of 3, 21 and 49 is equal to 147. The comprehensive work provides more insight of how to find what is the lcm of 3, 21 and 49 by using prime factors and special division methods, and the example use case of mathematics and real world problems.

    what is the lcm of 3, 21 and 49?
    lcm (3   21   49) = (?)
    3 => 3
    21 => 3 x 7
    49 => 7 x 7

    = 3 x 7 x 7
    = 147
    lcm (3, 21 and 49) = 147
    147 is the lcm of 3, 21 and 49.

    where,
    3 is a positive integer,
    21 is a positive integer,
    147 is the lcm of 3, 21 and 49,
    {3, 7} in {3, 3 x 7, 7 x 7} are the most repeated factors of 3, 21 and 49,
    {7} in {3, 3 x 7, 7 x 7} is the other remaining factors of 3, 21 and 49.

    Use in Mathematics: LCM of 3, 21 and 49
    The below are some of the mathematical applications where lcm of 3, 21 and 49 can be used:

    1. to find the least number which is exactly divisible by 3, 21 and 49.
    2. to find the common denominators for the fractions having 3, 21 and 49 as denominators in the unlike fractions addition or subtraction.
    Use in Real-world Problems: 3, 21 and 49 lcm
    In the context of lcm real world problems, the lcm of 3, 21 and 49 helps to find the exact time when three similar and recurring 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 all the bells A, B and C toll together, if bell A tolls at 3 seconds, B tolls at 21 seconds and C tolls at 49 seconds repeatedly. The answer is that all bells A, B and C toll together at 147 seconds for the first time, at 294 seconds for the second time, at 441 seconds for the third time and so on.

    Important Notes: 3, 21 and 49 lcm
    The below are the important notes to be remembered while solving the lcm of 3, 21 and 49:
    1. The repeated and non-repeated prime factors of 3, 21 and 49 should be multiplied to find the least common multiple of 3, 21 and 49, when solving lcm by using prime factors method.
    2. The results of lcm of 3, 21 and 49 is identical even if we change the order of given numbers in the lcm calculation, it means the order of given numbers in the lcm calculation doesn't affect the results.
    For values other than 3, 21 and 49, use this below tool:

    How-to: What is the LCM of 3, 21 and 49?

    The below solved example with step by step work shows how to find what is the lcm of 3, 21 and 49 by using either prime factors method and special division method.

    Solved example using prime factors method:
    What is the LCM of 3, 21 and 49?

    step 1 Address the input parameters, values and observe what to be found:
    Input parameters and values:
    A = 3
    B = 21
    C = 49

    What to be found:
    find the lcm of 3, 21 and 49

    step 2 Find the prime factors of 3, 21 and 49:
    Prime factors of 3 = 3
    Prime factors of 21 = 3 x 7
    Prime factors of 49 = 7 x 7

    step 3 Identify the repeated and non-repeated prime factors of 3, 21 and 49:
    {3, 7} are the most repeated factors and {7} is the non-repeated factors of 3, 21 and 49.

    step 4 Find the product of repeated and non-repeated prime factors of 3, 21 and 49:
    = 3 x 7 x 7
    = 147
    lcm(20 and 30) = 147

    Hence,
    lcm of 3, 21 and 49 is 147


    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 3, 21 and 49.

    step 1 Address the input parameters, values and observe what to be found:
    Input parameters and values:
    Integers: 3, 21 and 49

    What to be found:
    lcm (3, 21, 49) = ?

    step 2 Arrange the given integers in the horizontal form with space or comma separated format:
    3, 21 and 49

    step 3 Choose the divisor which divides each or most of the given integers (3, 21 and 49), 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 3, 21 and 49 is not divisible by the selected divisor; repeat the same process until all the integers are brought to 1 as like below:

    332149
    71749
    7117
    111

    step 4 Multiply the divisors to find the lcm of 3, 21 and 49:
    = 3 x 7 x 7
    = 147
    LCM(3, 21, 49) = 147

    The least common multiple for three numbers 3, 21 and 49 is 147
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