# What is the Least Common Multiple of 234 and 251?

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 251 is 58734.

LCM(234,251) = 58734

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## Least Common Multiple of 234 and 251 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 251, than apply into the LCM equation.

GCF(234,251) = 1
LCM(234,251) = ( 234 × 251) / 1
LCM(234,251) = 58734 / 1
LCM(234,251) = 58734

## Least Common Multiple (LCM) of 234 and 251 with Primes

Least common multiple can be found by multiplying the highest exponent prime factors of 234 and 251. First we will calculate the prime factors of 234 and 251.

### 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 251

Prime factors of 251 are 251. Prime factorization of 251 in exponential form is:

251 = 2511

Now multiplying the highest exponent prime factors to calculate the LCM of 234 and 251.

LCM(234,251) = 21 × 32 × 131 × 2511
LCM(234,251) = 58734

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