# 40, 60 and 85 LCM LCM of 40, 60 and 85 is equal to 2040. The comprehensive work provides more insight of how to find what is the lcm of 40, 60 and 85 by using prime factors and special division methods, and the example use case of mathematics and real world problems.

what is the lcm of 40, 60 and 85?
lcm (40   60   85) = (?)
40 => 2 x 2 x 2 x 5
60 => 2 x 2 x 3 x 5
85 => 5 x 17

= 2 x 2 x 5 x 2 x 3 x 17
= 2040
lcm (40, 60 and 85) = 2040
2040 is the lcm of 40, 60 and 85.

where,
40 is a positive integer,
60 is a positive integer,
2040 is the lcm of 40, 60 and 85,
{2, 2, 5} in {2 x 2 x 2 x 5, 2 x 2 x 3 x 5, 5 x 17} are the most repeated factors of 40, 60 and 85,
{2, 3, 17} in {2 x 2 x 2 x 5, 2 x 2 x 3 x 5, 5 x 17} are the the other remaining factors of 40, 60 and 85.

Use in Mathematics: LCM of 40, 60 and 85
The below are some of the mathematical applications where lcm of 40, 60 and 85 can be used:

1. to find the least number which is exactly divisible by 40, 60 and 85.
2. to find the common denominators for the fractions having 40, 60 and 85 as denominators in the unlike fractions addition or subtraction.
Use in Real-world Problems: 40, 60 and 85 lcm
In the context of lcm real world problems, the lcm of 40, 60 and 85 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 40 seconds, B tolls at 60 seconds and C tolls at 85 seconds repeatedly. The answer is that all bells A, B and C toll together at 2040 seconds for the first time, at 4080 seconds for the second time, at 6120 seconds for the third time and so on.

Important Notes: 40, 60 and 85 lcm
The below are the important notes to be remembered while solving the lcm of 40, 60 and 85:
1. The repeated and non-repeated prime factors of 40, 60 and 85 should be multiplied to find the least common multiple of 40, 60 and 85, when solving lcm by using prime factors method.
2. The results of lcm of 40, 60 and 85 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 40, 60 and 85, use this below tool:

## How-to: What is the LCM of 40, 60 and 85?

The below solved example with step by step work shows how to find what is the lcm of 40, 60 and 85 by using either prime factors method and special division method.

Solved example using prime factors method:
What is the LCM of 40, 60 and 85?

step 1 Address the input parameters, values and observe what to be found:
Input parameters and values:
A = 40
B = 60
C = 85

What to be found:
find the lcm of 40, 60 and 85

step 2 Find the prime factors of 40, 60 and 85:
Prime factors of 40 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 5
Prime factors of 60 = 2 x 2 x 3 x 5
Prime factors of 85 = 5 x 17

step 3 Identify the repeated and non-repeated prime factors of 40, 60 and 85:
{2, 2, 5} are the most repeated factors and {2, 3, 17} are the non-repeated factors of 40, 60 and 85.

step 4 Find the product of repeated and non-repeated prime factors of 40, 60 and 85:
= 2 x 2 x 5 x 2 x 3 x 17
= 2040
lcm(20 and 30) = 2040

Hence,
lcm of 40, 60 and 85 is 2040

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 40, 60 and 85.

step 1 Address the input parameters, values and observe what to be found:
Input parameters and values:
Integers: 40, 60 and 85

What to be found:
lcm (40, 60, 85) = ?

step 2 Arrange the given integers in the horizontal form with space or comma separated format:
40, 60 and 85

step 3 Choose the divisor which divides each or most of the given integers (40, 60 and 85), 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 40, 60 and 85 is not divisible by the selected divisor; repeat the same process until all the integers are brought to 1 as like below:

 2 40 60 85 2 20 30 85 2 10 15 85 3 5 15 85 5 5 5 85 17 1 1 17 1 1 1

step 4 Multiply the divisors to find the lcm of 40, 60 and 85:
= 2 x 2 x 2 x 3 x 5 x 17
= 2040
LCM(40, 60, 85) = 2040

The least common multiple for three numbers 40, 60 and 85 is 2040 