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Least Common Multiple of 48 and 60

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 48 and 60 is 240.

LCM(48,60) = 240

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Least Common Multiple of 48 and 60 with GCF Formula

The formula of LCM is LCM(a,b) = ( a × b) / GCF(a,b).
We need to calculate greatest common factor 48 and 60, than apply into the LCM equation.

GCF(48,60) = 12
LCM(48,60) = ( 48 × 60) / 12
LCM(48,60) = 2880 / 12
LCM(48,60) = 240

Least Common Multiple (LCM) of 48 and 60 with Primes

Least common multiple can be found by multiplying the highest exponent prime factors of 48 and 60. First we will calculate the prime factors of 48 and 60.

Prime Factorization of 48

Prime factors of 48 are 2, 3. Prime factorization of 48 in exponential form is:

48 = 24 × 31

Prime Factorization of 60

Prime factors of 60 are 2, 3, 5. Prime factorization of 60 in exponential form is:

60 = 22 × 31 × 51

Now multiplying the highest exponent prime factors to calculate the LCM of 48 and 60.

LCM(48,60) = 24 × 31 × 51
LCM(48,60) = 240

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