# 60 and 96 LCM

LCM of 60 and 96 is equal to 480. The comprehensive work provides more insight of how to find what is the lcm of 60 and 96 by using prime factors and special division methods, and the example use case of mathematics and real world problems.

__what is the lcm of 60 and 96?__

lcm (60 96) = (?)

60 => **2 x 2 x 3 x 5**

96 => **2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 3**

= 2 x 2 x 3 x 5 x 2 x 2 x 2

= 480

lcm (60 and 96) = 480

**480 is the lcm of 60 and 96.**

__where,__

60 is a positive integer,

96 is a positive integer,

480 is the lcm of 60 and 96,

{2 x 2 x 3} in {2 x 2 x 3 x 5, 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 3} are the common factors of 60 and 96,

{5 x 2 x 2 x 2} in {2 x 2 x 3 x 5, 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 3} are the uncommon factors of 60 and 96.

__Use in Mathematics: LCM of 60 and 96__

The below are some of the mathematical applications where lcm of 60 and 96 can be used:

- to find the least number which is exactly divisible by 60 and 96.
- to find the common denominator for two fractions having 60 and 96 as denominators in the unlike fractions addition or subtraction.

__Use in Real-world Problems: 60 and 96 lcm__In the context of lcm real world problems, the lcm of 60 and 96 helps to find the exact time when two similar and recurring events 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 the bells A and B all toll together, if bell A tolls at 60 seconds and bell B tolls at 96 seconds repeatedly. The answer is that all bells A and B toll together at 480 seconds for the first time, at 960 seconds for the second time, at 1440 seconds for the third time and so on.

__Important Notes: 60 and 96 lcm__The below are the important notes to be remembered while solving the lcm of 60 and 96:

- The common prime factors and the remaining prime factors of 60 and 96 should be multiplied to find the least common multiple of 60 and 96, when solving lcm by using prime factors method.
- The results of lcm of 60 and 96, and the lcm of 96 and 60 are identical, it means the order of given numbers in the lcm calculation doesn't affect the results.

## How-to: What is the LCM of 60 and 96?

__Solved example using prime factors method:__

What is the LCM of 60 and 96?

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

__Input parameters and values:__

A = 60

B = 96

__What to be found:__

find the lcm of 60 and 96

step 2 Find the prime factors of 60 and 96:

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

Prime factors of 96 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 3

step 3 Identify the repeated and non-repeated prime factors of 60 and 96:

{2, 2, 3} are the most repeated factors and {5 x 2 x 2 x 2} are the non-repeated factors of 60 and 96.

step 4 Find the product of repeated and non-repeated prime factors of 60 and 96:

= 2 x 2 x 3 x 5 x 2 x 2 x 2

= 480

lcm(60 and 96) = 480

Hence,

lcm of 60 and 96 is 480

__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 60 and 96.

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

__Input parameters and values:__

Integers: 60 and 96

__What to be found:__

lcm (60, 96) = ?

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

60 and 96

step 3 Choose the divisor which divides each or most of the given integers (60 and 96), 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 60 and 96 is not divisible by the selected divisor; repeat the same process until all the integers are brought to 1 as like below:

2 | 60 | 96 |

2 | 30 | 48 |

2 | 15 | 24 |

2 | 15 | 12 |

2 | 15 | 6 |

3 | 15 | 3 |

5 | 5 | 1 |

1 | 1 |

step 4 Multiply the divisors to find the lcm of 60 and 96:

= 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 3 x 5

= 480

LCM(60, 96) = 480

The least common multiple for two numbers 60 and 96 is 480