# Least Common Multiple of 62 and 78

*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 62 and 78 is **2418**.

LCM(62,78) = 2418

## Least Common Multiple of 62 and 78 with GCF Formula

The formula of **LCM** is LCM(a,b) = ( a × b) / GCF(a,b).

We need to calculate greatest common factor 62 and 78, than apply into the LCM equation.

GCF(62,78) = 2

LCM(62,78) = ( 62 × 78) / 2

LCM(62,78) = 4836 / 2

LCM(62,78) = 2418

## Least Common Multiple (LCM) of 62 and 78 with Primes

Least common multiple can be found by multiplying the highest exponent prime factors of 62 and 78. First we will calculate the **prime factors of 62 and 78**.

### Prime Factorization of 62

Prime factors of 62 are 2, 31. Prime factorization of **62** in exponential form is:

62 = 2^{1} × 31^{1}

### Prime Factorization of 78

Prime factors of 78 are 2, 3, 13. Prime factorization of **78** in exponential form is:

78 = 2^{1} × 3^{1} × 13^{1}

Now multiplying the highest exponent prime factors to calculate the **LCM of 62 and 78**.

LCM(62,78) = 2^{1} × 31^{1} × 3^{1} × 13^{1}

LCM(62,78) = 2418