# What is the Least Common Multiple of 98 and 115?

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 98 and 115 is 11270.

LCM(98,115) = 11270

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## Least Common Multiple of 98 and 115 with GCF Formula

The formula of LCM is LCM(a,b) = ( a × b) / GCF(a,b).
We need to calculate greatest common factor 98 and 115, than apply into the LCM equation.

GCF(98,115) = 1
LCM(98,115) = ( 98 × 115) / 1
LCM(98,115) = 11270 / 1
LCM(98,115) = 11270

## Least Common Multiple (LCM) of 98 and 115 with Primes

Least common multiple can be found by multiplying the highest exponent prime factors of 98 and 115. First we will calculate the prime factors of 98 and 115.

### Prime Factorization of 98

Prime factors of 98 are 2, 7. Prime factorization of 98 in exponential form is:

98 = 21 × 72

### Prime Factorization of 115

Prime factors of 115 are 5, 23. Prime factorization of 115 in exponential form is:

115 = 51 × 231

Now multiplying the highest exponent prime factors to calculate the LCM of 98 and 115.

LCM(98,115) = 21 × 72 × 51 × 231
LCM(98,115) = 11270