LCM of 14, 60 and 88 is equal to 9240. The comprehensive work provides more insight of how to find what is the lcm of 14, 60 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 14, 60 and 88?__

lcm (14 60 88) = (?)

14 => 2 x 7

60 => 2 x 2 x 3 x 5

88 => 2 x 2 x 2 x 11

= 2 x 2 x 7 x 3 x 5 x 2 x 11

= 9240

lcm (14, 60 and 88) = 9240

9240 is the lcm of 14, 60 and 88.

__where,__

14 is a positive integer,

60 is a positive integer,

9240 is the lcm of 14, 60 and 88,

{2, 2} in {2 x 7, 2 x 2 x 3 x 5, 2 x 2 x 2 x 11} are the most repeated factors of 14, 60 and 88,

{7, 3, 5, 2, 11} in {2 x 7, 2 x 2 x 3 x 5, 2 x 2 x 2 x 11} are the the other remaining factors of 14, 60 and 88.

__Use in Mathematics: LCM of 14, 60 and 88__

The below are some of the mathematical applications where lcm of 14, 60 and 88 can be used:

- to find the least number which is exactly divisible by 14, 60 and 88.
- to find the common denominators for the fractions having 14, 60 and 88 as denominators in the unlike fractions addition or subtraction.

In the context of lcm real world problems, the lcm of 14, 60 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 14 seconds, B tolls at 60 seconds and C tolls at 88 seconds repeatedly. The answer is that all bells A, B and C toll together at 9240 seconds for the first time, at 18480 seconds for the second time, at 27720 seconds for the third time and so on.

The below are the important notes to be remembered while solving the lcm of 14, 60 and 88:

- The repeated and non-repeated prime factors of 14, 60 and 88 should be multiplied to find the least common multiple of 14, 60 and 88, when solving lcm by using prime factors method.
- The results of lcm of 14, 60 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.

The below solved example with step by step work shows how to find what is the lcm of 14, 60 and 88 by using either prime factors method and special division method.

__Solved example using prime factors method:__

What is the LCM of 14, 60 and 88?

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

__Input parameters and values:__

A = 14

B = 60

C = 88

__What to be found:__

find the lcm of 14, 60 and 88

step 2 Find the prime factors of 14, 60 and 88:

Prime factors of 14 = 2 x 7

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

Prime factors of 88 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 11

step 3 Identify the repeated and non-repeated prime factors of 14, 60 and 88:

{2, 2} are the most repeated factors and {7, 3, 5, 2, 11} are the non-repeated factors of 14, 60 and 88.

step 4 Find the product of repeated and non-repeated prime factors of 14, 60 and 88:

= 2 x 2 x 7 x 3 x 5 x 2 x 11

= 9240

lcm(20 and 30) = 9240

Hence,

lcm of 14, 60 and 88 is 9240

This special division method is the easiest way to understand the entire calculation of what is the lcm of 14, 60 and 88.

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

Integers: 14, 60 and 88

lcm (14, 60, 88) = ?

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

14, 60 and 88

step 3 Choose the divisor which divides each or most of the given integers (14, 60 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 14, 60 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 | 14 | 60 | 88 |

2 | 7 | 30 | 44 |

2 | 7 | 15 | 22 |

3 | 7 | 15 | 11 |

5 | 7 | 5 | 11 |

7 | 7 | 1 | 11 |

11 | 1 | 1 | 11 |

1 | 1 | 1 |

step 4 Multiply the divisors to find the lcm of 14, 60 and 88:

= 2 x 2 x 2 x 3 x 5 x 7 x 11

= 9240

LCM(14, 60, 88) = 9240

The least common multiple for three numbers 14, 60 and 88 is 9240