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Finding the Least Common Multiple of Two Numbers by Factoring
You can find the least common multiple (LCM) of two numbers by multiplying together the highest power of each factor found in either number.
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Jesse Nochella
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A faster way to compute the LCM of two numbers
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, which can take advantage of the efficiency of the Euclidean algorithm.
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Least Common Multiple
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Euclidean Algorithm
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