math
posted by chandice on .
Find the LCM for the given numbers using prime factorization.
8) 56 and 96

Start by finding prime factors:
56 > 7*8 > 7*2^3
96 > 6*16 > 3*2^5
Just keep dividing by any factors until you get prime factors.
Now, you need to multiply 7*3*2^5 to include all factors. 7*3*2^5 = 672