What is the Least Common Multiple of 78 and 90?

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 78 and 90 is 1170.

LCM(78,90) = 1170

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Least Common Multiple of 78 and 90 with GCF Formula

The formula of LCM is LCM(a,b) = ( a × b) / GCF(a,b).
We need to calculate greatest common factor 78 and 90, than apply into the LCM equation.

GCF(78,90) = 6
LCM(78,90) = ( 78 × 90) / 6
LCM(78,90) = 7020 / 6
LCM(78,90) = 1170

Least Common Multiple (LCM) of 78 and 90 with Primes

Least common multiple can be found by multiplying the highest exponent prime factors of 78 and 90. First we will calculate the prime factors of 78 and 90.

Prime Factorization of 78

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

78 = 21 × 31 × 131

Prime Factorization of 90

Prime factors of 90 are 2, 3, 5. Prime factorization of 90 in exponential form is:

90 = 21 × 32 × 51

Now multiplying the highest exponent prime factors to calculate the LCM of 78 and 90.

LCM(78,90) = 21 × 32 × 131 × 51
LCM(78,90) = 1170