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Least Common Multiple of 18 and 26

Least common multiple or lowest common denominator (lcd) can be calculated in two way; with the LCM formula calculation of greatest common factor (GCF), or multiplying the prime factors with the highest exponent factor.

Least common multiple (LCM) of 18 and 26 is 234.

LCM(18,26) = 234

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Least Common Multiple of 18 and 26 with GCF Formula

The formula of LCM is LCM(a,b) = ( a × b) / GCF(a,b).
We need to calculate greatest common factor 18 and 26, than apply into the LCM equation.

GCF(18,26) = 2
LCM(18,26) = ( 18 × 26) / 2
LCM(18,26) = 468 / 2
LCM(18,26) = 234

Least Common Multiple (LCM) of 18 and 26 with Primes

Least common multiple can be found by multiplying the highest exponent prime factors of 18 and 26. First we will calculate the prime factors of 18 and 26.

Prime Factorization of 18

Prime factors of 18 are 2, 3. Prime factorization of 18 in exponential form is:

18 = 21 × 32

Prime Factorization of 26

Prime factors of 26 are 2, 13. Prime factorization of 26 in exponential form is:

26 = 21 × 131

Now multiplying the highest exponent prime factors to calculate the LCM of 18 and 26.

LCM(18,26) = 21 × 32 × 131
LCM(18,26) = 234

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