# What is the Least Common Multiple of 212 and 220?

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 212 and 220 is 11660.

LCM(212,220) = 11660

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## Least Common Multiple of 212 and 220 with GCF Formula

The formula of LCM is LCM(a,b) = ( a × b) / GCF(a,b).
We need to calculate greatest common factor 212 and 220, than apply into the LCM equation.

GCF(212,220) = 4
LCM(212,220) = ( 212 × 220) / 4
LCM(212,220) = 46640 / 4
LCM(212,220) = 11660

## Least Common Multiple (LCM) of 212 and 220 with Primes

Least common multiple can be found by multiplying the highest exponent prime factors of 212 and 220. First we will calculate the prime factors of 212 and 220.

### Prime Factorization of 212

Prime factors of 212 are 2, 53. Prime factorization of 212 in exponential form is:

212 = 22 × 531

### Prime Factorization of 220

Prime factors of 220 are 2, 5, 11. Prime factorization of 220 in exponential form is:

220 = 22 × 51 × 111

Now multiplying the highest exponent prime factors to calculate the LCM of 212 and 220.

LCM(212,220) = 22 × 531 × 51 × 111
LCM(212,220) = 11660

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