LCM of 56, 60 and 78 is equal to 10920. The comprehensive work provides more insight of how to find what is the lcm of 56, 60 and 78 by using prime factors and special division methods, and the example use case of mathematics and real world problems.

__what is the lcm of 56, 60 and 78?__

lcm (56 60 78) = (?)

56 => 2 x 2 x 2 x 7

60 => 2 x 2 x 3 x 5

78 => 2 x 3 x 13

= 2 x 2 x 3 x 2 x 7 x 5 x 13

= 10920

lcm (56, 60 and 78) = 10920

10920 is the lcm of 56, 60 and 78.

__where,__

56 is a positive integer,

60 is a positive integer,

10920 is the lcm of 56, 60 and 78,

{2, 2, 3} in {2 x 2 x 2 x 7, 2 x 2 x 3 x 5, 2 x 3 x 13} are the most repeated factors of 56, 60 and 78,

{2, 7, 5, 13} in {2 x 2 x 2 x 7, 2 x 2 x 3 x 5, 2 x 3 x 13} are the the other remaining factors of 56, 60 and 78.

__Use in Mathematics: LCM of 56, 60 and 78__

The below are some of the mathematical applications where lcm of 56, 60 and 78 can be used:

- to find the least number which is exactly divisible by 56, 60 and 78.
- to find the common denominators for the fractions having 56, 60 and 78 as denominators in the unlike fractions addition or subtraction.

In the context of lcm real world problems, the lcm of 56, 60 and 78 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 56 seconds, B tolls at 60 seconds and C tolls at 78 seconds repeatedly. The answer is that all bells A, B and C toll together at 10920 seconds for the first time, at 21840 seconds for the second time, at 32760 seconds for the third time and so on.

The below are the important notes to be remembered while solving the lcm of 56, 60 and 78:

- The repeated and non-repeated prime factors of 56, 60 and 78 should be multiplied to find the least common multiple of 56, 60 and 78, when solving lcm by using prime factors method.
- The results of lcm of 56, 60 and 78 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.

The below solved example with step by step work shows how to find what is the lcm of 56, 60 and 78 by using either prime factors method and special division method.

__Solved example using prime factors method:__

What is the LCM of 56, 60 and 78?

step 1
Address the input parameters, values and observe what to be found:

__Input parameters and values:__

A = 56

B = 60

C = 78

__What to be found:__

find the lcm of 56, 60 and 78

step 2 Find the prime factors of 56, 60 and 78:

Prime factors of 56 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 7

Prime factors of 60 = 2 x 2 x 3 x 5

Prime factors of 78 = 2 x 3 x 13

step 3 Identify the repeated and non-repeated prime factors of 56, 60 and 78:

{2, 2, 3} are the most repeated factors and {2, 7, 5, 13} are the non-repeated factors of 56, 60 and 78.

step 4 Find the product of repeated and non-repeated prime factors of 56, 60 and 78:

= 2 x 2 x 3 x 2 x 7 x 5 x 13

= 10920

lcm(20 and 30) = 10920

Hence,

lcm of 56, 60 and 78 is 10920

This special division method is the easiest way to understand the entire calculation of what is the lcm of 56, 60 and 78.

step 1 Address the input parameters, values and observe what to be found:

Integers: 56, 60 and 78

lcm (56, 60, 78) = ?

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

56, 60 and 78

step 3 Choose the divisor which divides each or most of the given integers (56, 60 and 78), 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 56, 60 and 78 is not divisible by the selected divisor; repeat the same process until all the integers are brought to 1 as like below:

2 | 56 | 60 | 78 |

2 | 28 | 30 | 39 |

2 | 14 | 15 | 39 |

3 | 7 | 15 | 39 |

5 | 7 | 5 | 13 |

7 | 7 | 1 | 13 |

13 | 1 | 1 | 13 |

1 | 1 | 1 |

step 4 Multiply the divisors to find the lcm of 56, 60 and 78:

= 2 x 2 x 2 x 3 x 5 x 7 x 13

= 10920

LCM(56, 60, 78) = 10920

The least common multiple for three numbers 56, 60 and 78 is 10920