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Least Common Multiple of 46 and 63

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 46 and 63 is 2898.

LCM(46,63) = 2898

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Least Common Multiple of 46 and 63 with GCF Formula

The formula of LCM is LCM(a,b) = ( a × b) / GCF(a,b).
We need to calculate greatest common factor 46 and 63, than apply into the LCM equation.

GCF(46,63) = 1
LCM(46,63) = ( 46 × 63) / 1
LCM(46,63) = 2898 / 1
LCM(46,63) = 2898

Least Common Multiple (LCM) of 46 and 63 with Primes

Least common multiple can be found by multiplying the highest exponent prime factors of 46 and 63. First we will calculate the prime factors of 46 and 63.

Prime Factorization of 46

Prime factors of 46 are 2, 23. Prime factorization of 46 in exponential form is:

46 = 21 × 231

Prime Factorization of 63

Prime factors of 63 are 3, 7. Prime factorization of 63 in exponential form is:

63 = 32 × 71

Now multiplying the highest exponent prime factors to calculate the LCM of 46 and 63.

LCM(46,63) = 21 × 231 × 32 × 71
LCM(46,63) = 2898

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