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What is the Least Common Multiple of 234 and 240?

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 234 and 240 is 9360.

LCM(234,240) = 9360

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Least Common Multiple of 234 and 240 with GCF Formula

The formula of LCM is LCM(a,b) = ( a × b) / GCF(a,b).
We need to calculate greatest common factor 234 and 240, than apply into the LCM equation.

GCF(234,240) = 6
LCM(234,240) = ( 234 × 240) / 6
LCM(234,240) = 56160 / 6
LCM(234,240) = 9360

Least Common Multiple (LCM) of 234 and 240 with Primes

Least common multiple can be found by multiplying the highest exponent prime factors of 234 and 240. First we will calculate the prime factors of 234 and 240.

Prime Factorization of 234

Prime factors of 234 are 2, 3, 13. Prime factorization of 234 in exponential form is:

234 = 21 × 32 × 131

Prime Factorization of 240

Prime factors of 240 are 2, 3, 5. Prime factorization of 240 in exponential form is:

240 = 24 × 31 × 51

Now multiplying the highest exponent prime factors to calculate the LCM of 234 and 240.

LCM(234,240) = 24 × 32 × 131 × 51
LCM(234,240) = 9360

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