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Least Common Multiple of 204 and 222

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 204 and 222 is 7548.

LCM(204,222) = 7548

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Least Common Multiple of 204 and 222 with GCF Formula

The formula of LCM is LCM(a,b) = ( a × b) / GCF(a,b).
We need to calculate greatest common factor 204 and 222, than apply into the LCM equation.

GCF(204,222) = 6
LCM(204,222) = ( 204 × 222) / 6
LCM(204,222) = 45288 / 6
LCM(204,222) = 7548

Least Common Multiple (LCM) of 204 and 222 with Primes

Least common multiple can be found by multiplying the highest exponent prime factors of 204 and 222. First we will calculate the prime factors of 204 and 222.

Prime Factorization of 204

Prime factors of 204 are 2, 3, 17. Prime factorization of 204 in exponential form is:

204 = 22 × 31 × 171

Prime Factorization of 222

Prime factors of 222 are 2, 3, 37. Prime factorization of 222 in exponential form is:

222 = 21 × 31 × 371

Now multiplying the highest exponent prime factors to calculate the LCM of 204 and 222.

LCM(204,222) = 22 × 31 × 171 × 371
LCM(204,222) = 7548

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