# What is the Least Common Multiple of 73 and 77?

*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 73 and 77 is **5621**.

LCM(73,77) = 5621

## Least Common Multiple of 73 and 77 with GCF Formula

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

We need to calculate greatest common factor 73 and 77, than apply into the LCM equation.

GCF(73,77) = 1

LCM(73,77) = ( 73 × 77) / 1

LCM(73,77) = 5621 / 1

LCM(73,77) = 5621

## Least Common Multiple (LCM) of 73 and 77 with Primes

Least common multiple can be found by multiplying the highest exponent prime factors of 73 and 77. First we will calculate the **prime factors of 73 and 77**.

### Prime Factorization of 73

Prime factors of 73 are 73. Prime factorization of **73** in exponential form is:

73 = 73^{1}

### Prime Factorization of 77

Prime factors of 77 are 7, 11. Prime factorization of **77** in exponential form is:

77 = 7^{1} × 11^{1}

Now multiplying the highest exponent prime factors to calculate the **LCM of 73 and 77**.

LCM(73,77) = 73^{1} × 7^{1} × 11^{1}

LCM(73,77) = 5621