Posted by **leo** on Thursday, October 5, 2006 at 6:24pm.

what is the least common multiple

The least common multiple is the lowest possible number that has both numbers for a factor. For instance, if you are asked to find the LCM for 4 and 8, the LCM would be 8 because it is divisible by both 4 and 8. If you were given 3 and 4, the LCM would be 12, because it is the lowest possible number that is divisible by both 3 and 4.

Amy :)

- 5th grade math -
**shanellys**, Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at 6:21pm
if you weere a dog what would you do

- 5th grade math -
**stephen**, Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 7:50pm
how much elapsed time subtract 8hr15minfrom 3hr24min

- 5th grade math -
**stephanie**, Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 4:56pm
What is the value of 5 the numbers 3,552,308,725

- 5th grade math -
**sidra**, Friday, January 29, 2016 at 10:29pm
Leo!

L.C.M. or least common multiple means that the number which is mixture of both common and non common numbers.

For example: 56,24,12

56=2*2*2*7

24=2*2*2*3

12=2*2*3

Common factors are: 2*2*2*3

Common factors also called highest common factor or H.C.F.

Non common factor is: 7

Now we multiply both common and non common factors =2*2*2*3*7

The answer is: 168

In maths, everything is done by process.

## Answer This Question

## Related Questions

- MATH - HOW DO LEAST COMMON MULTIPLES WORK. IT SAYS THERE IS A PROBLEM TO SOLVE ...
- math - I don not understand how to do least common mutiples. Can I please get ...
- algebra - how would i find least common multiple of 20, 50 and 3 ? okay well you...
- Algebra II - Our current assignment is to find the LCM, Least Common Multiple of...
- Algebra I - **Match each word or phrase w/ its definition** Word Bank: A) least ...
- math - 1. What is the greatest common factor of: 2x2x5x7x7 2x5x5x7x7 a. 2x5 b. ...
- Math - List the common multiples from 1 to 100 for each pair of numbers. Then ...
- 5th grade math - what is the greatest common factor of this number pair? 24,28 ...
- Math - Two numbers-- Their greatest common factor is 3. Their least common ...
- lcm - find the least common mutlipe of 420 196 Break down each number into prime...

More Related Questions