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# LCM of 14 and 56

The lcm of 14 and 56 is the smallest positive integer that divides the numbers 14 and 56 without a remainder. Spelled out, it is the least common multiple of 14 and 56. Here you can find the lcm of 14 and 56, along with a total of three methods for computing it.

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In addition, we have a calculator you should check out. Not only can it determine the lcm of 14 and 56, but also that of three or more integers including fourteen and fifty-six for example. Keep reading to learn everything about the lcm (14,56) and the terms related to it.

## What is the LCM of 14 and 56

If you just want to know what is the least common multiple of 14 and 56, it is 56. Usually, this is written as

lcm(14,56) = 56

The lcm of 14 and 56 can be obtained like this:

• The multiples of 14 are … , 42, 56, 70, ….
• The multiples of 56 are …, 0, 56, 112, …
• The common multiples of 14 and 56 are n x 56, intersecting the two sets above, .
• In the intersection multiples of 14 ∩ multiples of 56 the least positive element is 56.
• Therefore, the least common multiple of 14 and 56 is 56.

Taking the above into account you also know how to find all the common multiples of 14 and 56, not just the smallest. In the next section we show you how to calculate the lcm of fourteen and fifty-six by means of two more methods.

## How to find the LCM of 14 and 56

The least common multiple of 14 and 56 can be computed by using the greatest common factor aka gcf of 14 and 56. This is the easiest approach:

lcm (14,56) = = 56

Alternatively, the lcm of 14 and 56 can be found using the prime factorization of 14 and 56:

• The prime factorization of 14 is: 2 x 7
• The prime factorization of 56 is: 2 x 2 x 2 x 7
• Eliminate the duplicate factors of the two lists, then multiply them once with the remaining factors of the lists to get lcm(14,14) = 56

In any case, the easiest way to compute the lcm of two numbers like 14 and 56 is by using our calculator below. Note that it can also compute the lcm of more than two numbers, separated by a comma. For example, enter 14,56. Push the button only to start over.

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## Use of LCM of 14 and 56

What is the least common multiple of 14 and 56 used for? Answer: It is helpful for adding and subtracting fractions like 1/14 and 1/56. Just multiply the dividends and divisors by 4 and 1, respectively, such that the divisors have the value of 56, the lcm of 14 and 56.

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## Properties of LCM of 14 and 56

The most important properties of the lcm(14,56) are:

• Commutative property: lcm(14,56) = lcm(56,14)
• Associative property: lcm(14,56,n) = lcm(lcm(56,14),n)

The associativity is particularly useful to get the lcm of three or more numbers; our calculator makes use of it.

To sum up, the lcm of 14 and 56 is 56. In common notation: lcm (14,56) = 56.

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