# What is the Least Common Multiple of 98 and 118?

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 118 is 5782.

LCM(98,118) = 5782

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## Least Common Multiple of 98 and 118 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 118, than apply into the LCM equation.

GCF(98,118) = 2
LCM(98,118) = ( 98 × 118) / 2
LCM(98,118) = 11564 / 2
LCM(98,118) = 5782

## Least Common Multiple (LCM) of 98 and 118 with Primes

Least common multiple can be found by multiplying the highest exponent prime factors of 98 and 118. First we will calculate the prime factors of 98 and 118.

### 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 118

Prime factors of 118 are 2, 59. Prime factorization of 118 in exponential form is:

118 = 21 × 591

Now multiplying the highest exponent prime factors to calculate the LCM of 98 and 118.

LCM(98,118) = 21 × 72 × 591
LCM(98,118) = 5782