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LCM of 14 and 20
LCM of 14 and 20 is the smallest number among all common multiples of 14 and 20. The first few multiples of 14 and 20 are (14, 28, 42, 56, 70, . . . ) and (20, 40, 60, 80, . . . ) respectively. There are 3 commonly used methods to find LCM of 14 and 20  by prime factorization, by division method, and by listing multiples.
1.  LCM of 14 and 20 
2.  List of Methods 
3.  Solved Examples 
4.  FAQs 
What is the LCM of 14 and 20?
Answer: LCM of 14 and 20 is 140.
Explanation:
The LCM of two nonzero integers, x(14) and y(20), is the smallest positive integer m(140) that is divisible by both x(14) and y(20) without any remainder.
Methods to Find LCM of 14 and 20
The methods to find the LCM of 14 and 20 are explained below.
 By Listing Multiples
 By Division Method
 By Prime Factorization Method
LCM of 14 and 20 by Listing Multiples
To calculate the LCM of 14 and 20 by listing out the common multiples, we can follow the given below steps:
 Step 1: List a few multiples of 14 (14, 28, 42, 56, 70, . . . ) and 20 (20, 40, 60, 80, . . . . )
 Step 2: The common multiples from the multiples of 14 and 20 are 140, 280, . . .
 Step 3: The smallest common multiple of 14 and 20 is 140.
∴ The least common multiple of 14 and 20 = 140.
LCM of 14 and 20 by Division Method
To calculate the LCM of 14 and 20 by the division method, we will divide the numbers(14, 20) by their prime factors (preferably common). The product of these divisors gives the LCM of 14 and 20.
 Step 1: Find the smallest prime number that is a factor of at least one of the numbers, 14 and 20. Write this prime number(2) on the left of the given numbers(14 and 20), separated as per the ladder arrangement.
 Step 2: If any of the given numbers (14, 20) is a multiple of 2, divide it by 2 and write the quotient below it. Bring down any number that is not divisible by the prime number.
 Step 3: Continue the steps until only 1s are left in the last row.
The LCM of 14 and 20 is the product of all prime numbers on the left, i.e. LCM(14, 20) by division method = 2 × 2 × 5 × 7 = 140.
LCM of 14 and 20 by Prime Factorization
Prime factorization of 14 and 20 is (2 × 7) = 2^{1} × 7^{1} and (2 × 2 × 5) = 2^{2} × 5^{1} respectively. LCM of 14 and 20 can be obtained by multiplying prime factors raised to their respective highest power, i.e. 2^{2} × 5^{1} × 7^{1} = 140.
Hence, the LCM of 14 and 20 by prime factorization is 140.
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LCM of 14 and 20 Examples

Example 1: The product of two numbers is 280. If their GCD is 2, what is their LCM?
Solution:
Given: GCD = 2
product of numbers = 280
∵ LCM × GCD = product of numbers
⇒ LCM = Product/GCD = 280/2
Therefore, the LCM is 140.
The probable combination for the given case is LCM(14, 20) = 140. 
Example 2: Find the smallest number that is divisible by 14 and 20 exactly.
Solution:
The smallest number that is divisible by 14 and 20 exactly is their LCM.
⇒ Multiples of 14 and 20: Multiples of 14 = 14, 28, 42, 56, 70, 84, 98, 112, 126, 140, . . . .
 Multiples of 20 = 20, 40, 60, 80, 100, 120, 140, . . . .
Therefore, the LCM of 14 and 20 is 140.

Example 3: Verify the relationship between GCF and LCM of 14 and 20.
Solution:
The relation between GCF and LCM of 14 and 20 is given as,
LCM(14, 20) × GCF(14, 20) = Product of 14, 20
Prime factorization of 14 and 20 is given as, 14 = (2 × 7) = 2^{1} × 7^{1} and 20 = (2 × 2 × 5) = 2^{2} × 5^{1}
LCM(14, 20) = 140
GCF(14, 20) = 2
LHS = LCM(14, 20) × GCF(14, 20) = 140 × 2 = 280
RHS = Product of 14, 20 = 14 × 20 = 280
⇒ LHS = RHS = 280
Hence, verified.
FAQs on LCM of 14 and 20
What is the LCM of 14 and 20?
The LCM of 14 and 20 is 140. To find the least common multiple of 14 and 20, we need to find the multiples of 14 and 20 (multiples of 14 = 14, 28, 42, 56 . . . . 140; multiples of 20 = 20, 40, 60, 80 . . . . 140) and choose the smallest multiple that is exactly divisible by 14 and 20, i.e., 140.
What is the Least Perfect Square Divisible by 14 and 20?
The least number divisible by 14 and 20 = LCM(14, 20)
LCM of 14 and 20 = 2 × 2 × 5 × 7 [Incomplete pair(s): 5, 7]
⇒ Least perfect square divisible by each 14 and 20 = LCM(14, 20) × 5 × 7 = 4900 [Square root of 4900 = √4900 = ±70]
Therefore, 4900 is the required number.
How to Find the LCM of 14 and 20 by Prime Factorization?
To find the LCM of 14 and 20 using prime factorization, we will find the prime factors, (14 = 2 × 7) and (20 = 2 × 2 × 5). LCM of 14 and 20 is the product of prime factors raised to their respective highest exponent among the numbers 14 and 20.
⇒ LCM of 14, 20 = 2^{2} × 5^{1} × 7^{1} = 140.
If the LCM of 20 and 14 is 140, Find its GCF.
LCM(20, 14) × GCF(20, 14) = 20 × 14
Since the LCM of 20 and 14 = 140
⇒ 140 × GCF(20, 14) = 280
Therefore, the greatest common factor (GCF) = 280/140 = 2.
What are the Methods to Find LCM of 14 and 20?
The commonly used methods to find the LCM of 14 and 20 are:
 Prime Factorization Method
 Listing Multiples
 Division Method
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