# 42, 44 and 46 LCM LCM of 42, 44 and 46 is equal to 21252. The comprehensive work provides more insight of how to find what is the lcm of 42, 44 and 46 by using prime factors and special division methods, and the example use case of mathematics and real world problems.

what is the lcm of 42, 44 and 46?
lcm (42   44   46) = (?)
42 => 2 x 3 x 7
44 => 2 x 2 x 11
46 => 2 x 23

= 2 x 3 x 7 x 2 x 11 x 23
= 21252
lcm (42, 44 and 46) = 21252
21252 is the lcm of 42, 44 and 46.

where,
42 is a positive integer,
44 is a positive integer,
21252 is the lcm of 42, 44 and 46,
{2} in {2 x 3 x 7, 2 x 2 x 11, 2 x 23} is the most repeated factors of 42, 44 and 46,
{3, 7, 2, 11, 23} in {2 x 3 x 7, 2 x 2 x 11, 2 x 23} are the the other remaining factors of 42, 44 and 46.

Use in Mathematics: LCM of 42, 44 and 46
The below are some of the mathematical applications where lcm of 42, 44 and 46 can be used:

1. to find the least number which is exactly divisible by 42, 44 and 46.
2. to find the common denominators for the fractions having 42, 44 and 46 as denominators in the unlike fractions addition or subtraction.
Use in Real-world Problems: 42, 44 and 46 lcm
In the context of lcm real world problems, the lcm of 42, 44 and 46 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 42 seconds, B tolls at 44 seconds and C tolls at 46 seconds repeatedly. The answer is that all bells A, B and C toll together at 21252 seconds for the first time, at 42504 seconds for the second time, at 63756 seconds for the third time and so on.

Important Notes: 42, 44 and 46 lcm
The below are the important notes to be remembered while solving the lcm of 42, 44 and 46:
1. The repeated and non-repeated prime factors of 42, 44 and 46 should be multiplied to find the least common multiple of 42, 44 and 46, when solving lcm by using prime factors method.
2. The results of lcm of 42, 44 and 46 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 42, 44 and 46, use this below tool:

## How-to: What is the LCM of 42, 44 and 46?

The below solved example with step by step work shows how to find what is the lcm of 42, 44 and 46 by using either prime factors method and special division method.

Solved example using prime factors method:
What is the LCM of 42, 44 and 46?

step 1 Address the input parameters, values and observe what to be found:
Input parameters and values:
A = 42
B = 44
C = 46

What to be found:
find the lcm of 42, 44 and 46

step 2 Find the prime factors of 42, 44 and 46:
Prime factors of 42 = 2 x 3 x 7
Prime factors of 44 = 2 x 2 x 11
Prime factors of 46 = 2 x 23

step 3 Identify the repeated and non-repeated prime factors of 42, 44 and 46:
{2} is the most repeated factor and {3, 7, 2, 11, 23} are the non-repeated factors of 42, 44 and 46.

step 4 Find the product of repeated and non-repeated prime factors of 42, 44 and 46:
= 2 x 3 x 7 x 2 x 11 x 23
= 21252
lcm(20 and 30) = 21252

Hence,
lcm of 42, 44 and 46 is 21252

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 42, 44 and 46.

step 1 Address the input parameters, values and observe what to be found:
Input parameters and values:
Integers: 42, 44 and 46

What to be found:
lcm (42, 44, 46) = ?

step 2 Arrange the given integers in the horizontal form with space or comma separated format:
42, 44 and 46

step 3 Choose the divisor which divides each or most of the given integers (42, 44 and 46), 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 42, 44 and 46 is not divisible by the selected divisor; repeat the same process until all the integers are brought to 1 as like below:

 2 42 44 46 2 21 22 23 3 21 11 23 7 7 11 23 11 1 11 23 23 1 1 23 1 1 1

step 4 Multiply the divisors to find the lcm of 42, 44 and 46:
= 2 x 2 x 3 x 7 x 11 x 23
= 21252
LCM(42, 44, 46) = 21252

The least common multiple for three numbers 42, 44 and 46 is 21252 