# What is the Least Common Multiple of 96 and 111?

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 96 and 111 is 3552.

LCM(96,111) = 3552

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## Least Common Multiple of 96 and 111 with GCF Formula

The formula of LCM is LCM(a,b) = ( a × b) / GCF(a,b).
We need to calculate greatest common factor 96 and 111, than apply into the LCM equation.

GCF(96,111) = 3
LCM(96,111) = ( 96 × 111) / 3
LCM(96,111) = 10656 / 3
LCM(96,111) = 3552

## Least Common Multiple (LCM) of 96 and 111 with Primes

Least common multiple can be found by multiplying the highest exponent prime factors of 96 and 111. First we will calculate the prime factors of 96 and 111.

### Prime Factorization of 96

Prime factors of 96 are 2, 3. Prime factorization of 96 in exponential form is:

96 = 25 × 31

### Prime Factorization of 111

Prime factors of 111 are 3, 37. Prime factorization of 111 in exponential form is:

111 = 31 × 371

Now multiplying the highest exponent prime factors to calculate the LCM of 96 and 111.

LCM(96,111) = 25 × 31 × 371
LCM(96,111) = 3552