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.

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**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.

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