# 55, 86 and 88 LCM LCM of 55, 86 and 88 is equal to 18920. The comprehensive work provides more insight of how to find what is the lcm of 55, 86 and 88 by using prime factors and special division methods, and the example use case of mathematics and real world problems.

what is the lcm of 55, 86 and 88?
lcm (55   86   88) = (?)
55 => 5 x 11
86 => 2 x 43
88 => 2 x 2 x 2 x 11

= 2 x 11 x 5 x 43 x 2 x 2
= 18920
lcm (55, 86 and 88) = 18920
18920 is the lcm of 55, 86 and 88.

where,
55 is a positive integer,
86 is a positive integer,
18920 is the lcm of 55, 86 and 88,
{2, 11} in {5 x 11, 2 x 43, 2 x 2 x 2 x 11} are the most repeated factors of 55, 86 and 88,
{5, 43, 2, 2} in {5 x 11, 2 x 43, 2 x 2 x 2 x 11} are the the other remaining factors of 55, 86 and 88.

Use in Mathematics: LCM of 55, 86 and 88
The below are some of the mathematical applications where lcm of 55, 86 and 88 can be used:

1. to find the least number which is exactly divisible by 55, 86 and 88.
2. to find the common denominators for the fractions having 55, 86 and 88 as denominators in the unlike fractions addition or subtraction.
Use in Real-world Problems: 55, 86 and 88 lcm
In the context of lcm real world problems, the lcm of 55, 86 and 88 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 55 seconds, B tolls at 86 seconds and C tolls at 88 seconds repeatedly. The answer is that all bells A, B and C toll together at 18920 seconds for the first time, at 37840 seconds for the second time, at 56760 seconds for the third time and so on.

Important Notes: 55, 86 and 88 lcm
The below are the important notes to be remembered while solving the lcm of 55, 86 and 88:
1. The repeated and non-repeated prime factors of 55, 86 and 88 should be multiplied to find the least common multiple of 55, 86 and 88, when solving lcm by using prime factors method.
2. The results of lcm of 55, 86 and 88 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.
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## How-to: What is the LCM of 55, 86 and 88?

The below solved example with step by step work shows how to find what is the lcm of 55, 86 and 88 by using either prime factors method and special division method.

Solved example using prime factors method:
What is the LCM of 55, 86 and 88?

step 1 Address the input parameters, values and observe what to be found:
Input parameters and values:
A = 55
B = 86
C = 88

What to be found:
find the lcm of 55, 86 and 88

step 2 Find the prime factors of 55, 86 and 88:
Prime factors of 55 = 5 x 11
Prime factors of 86 = 2 x 43
Prime factors of 88 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 11

step 3 Identify the repeated and non-repeated prime factors of 55, 86 and 88:
{2, 11} are the most repeated factors and {5, 43, 2, 2} are the non-repeated factors of 55, 86 and 88.

step 4 Find the product of repeated and non-repeated prime factors of 55, 86 and 88:
= 2 x 11 x 5 x 43 x 2 x 2
= 18920
lcm(20 and 30) = 18920

Hence,
lcm of 55, 86 and 88 is 18920

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 55, 86 and 88.

step 1 Address the input parameters, values and observe what to be found:
Input parameters and values:
Integers: 55, 86 and 88

What to be found:
lcm (55, 86, 88) = ?

step 2 Arrange the given integers in the horizontal form with space or comma separated format:
55, 86 and 88

step 3 Choose the divisor which divides each or most of the given integers (55, 86 and 88), 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 55, 86 and 88 is not divisible by the selected divisor; repeat the same process until all the integers are brought to 1 as like below:

 2 55 86 88 2 55 43 44 2 55 43 22 5 55 43 11 11 11 43 11 43 1 43 1 1 1 1

step 4 Multiply the divisors to find the lcm of 55, 86 and 88:
= 2 x 2 x 2 x 5 x 11 x 43
= 18920
LCM(55, 86, 88) = 18920

The least common multiple for three numbers 55, 86 and 88 is 18920 