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What is the Least Common Multiple of 184 and 197?

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 184 and 197 is 36248.

LCM(184,197) = 36248

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Least Common Multiple of 184 and 197 with GCF Formula

The formula of LCM is LCM(a,b) = ( a × b) / GCF(a,b).
We need to calculate greatest common factor 184 and 197, than apply into the LCM equation.

GCF(184,197) = 1
LCM(184,197) = ( 184 × 197) / 1
LCM(184,197) = 36248 / 1
LCM(184,197) = 36248

Least Common Multiple (LCM) of 184 and 197 with Primes

Least common multiple can be found by multiplying the highest exponent prime factors of 184 and 197. First we will calculate the prime factors of 184 and 197.

Prime Factorization of 184

Prime factors of 184 are 2, 23. Prime factorization of 184 in exponential form is:

184 = 23 × 231

Prime Factorization of 197

Prime factors of 197 are 197. Prime factorization of 197 in exponential form is:

197 = 1971

Now multiplying the highest exponent prime factors to calculate the LCM of 184 and 197.

LCM(184,197) = 23 × 231 × 1971
LCM(184,197) = 36248

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