LCM of 24 and 26
LCM of 24 and 26 is the smallest number among all common multiples of 24 and 26. The first few multiples of 24 and 26 are (24, 48, 72, 96, 120, 144, 168, . . . ) and (26, 52, 78, 104, 130, 156, . . . ) respectively. There are 3 commonly used methods to find LCM of 24 and 26  by prime factorization, by division method, and by listing multiples.
1.  LCM of 24 and 26 
2.  List of Methods 
3.  Solved Examples 
4.  FAQs 
What is the LCM of 24 and 26?
Answer: LCM of 24 and 26 is 312.
Explanation:
The LCM of two nonzero integers, x(24) and y(26), is the smallest positive integer m(312) that is divisible by both x(24) and y(26) without any remainder.
Methods to Find LCM of 24 and 26
The methods to find the LCM of 24 and 26 are explained below.
 By Prime Factorization Method
 By Division Method
 By Listing Multiples
LCM of 24 and 26 by Prime Factorization
Prime factorization of 24 and 26 is (2 × 2 × 2 × 3) = 2^{3} × 3^{1} and (2 × 13) = 2^{1} × 13^{1} respectively. LCM of 24 and 26 can be obtained by multiplying prime factors raised to their respective highest power, i.e. 2^{3} × 3^{1} × 13^{1} = 312.
Hence, the LCM of 24 and 26 by prime factorization is 312.
LCM of 24 and 26 by Division Method
To calculate the LCM of 24 and 26 by the division method, we will divide the numbers(24, 26) by their prime factors (preferably common). The product of these divisors gives the LCM of 24 and 26.
 Step 1: Find the smallest prime number that is a factor of at least one of the numbers, 24 and 26. Write this prime number(2) on the left of the given numbers(24 and 26), separated as per the ladder arrangement.
 Step 2: If any of the given numbers (24, 26) is a multiple of 2, divide it by 2 and write the quotient below it. Bring down any number that is not divisible by the prime number.
 Step 3: Continue the steps until only 1s are left in the last row.
The LCM of 24 and 26 is the product of all prime numbers on the left, i.e. LCM(24, 26) by division method = 2 × 2 × 2 × 3 × 13 = 312.
LCM of 24 and 26 by Listing Multiples
To calculate the LCM of 24 and 26 by listing out the common multiples, we can follow the given below steps:
 Step 1: List a few multiples of 24 (24, 48, 72, 96, 120, 144, 168, . . . ) and 26 (26, 52, 78, 104, 130, 156, . . . . )
 Step 2: The common multiples from the multiples of 24 and 26 are 312, 624, . . .
 Step 3: The smallest common multiple of 24 and 26 is 312.
∴ The least common multiple of 24 and 26 = 312.
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 LCM of 6, 12 and 18  36
LCM of 24 and 26 Examples

Example 1: The product of two numbers is 624. If their GCD is 2, what is their LCM?
Solution:
Given: GCD = 2
product of numbers = 624
∵ LCM × GCD = product of numbers
⇒ LCM = Product/GCD = 624/2
Therefore, the LCM is 312.
The probable combination for the given case is LCM(24, 26) = 312. 
Example 2: Find the smallest number that is divisible by 24 and 26 exactly.
Solution:
The smallest number that is divisible by 24 and 26 exactly is their LCM.
⇒ Multiples of 24 and 26: Multiples of 24 = 24, 48, 72, 96, 120, 144, 168, 192, 216, 240, 264, 288, 312, . . . .
 Multiples of 26 = 26, 52, 78, 104, 130, 156, 182, 208, 234, 260, 286, 312, . . . .
Therefore, the LCM of 24 and 26 is 312.

Example 3: Verify the relationship between GCF and LCM of 24 and 26.
Solution:
The relation between GCF and LCM of 24 and 26 is given as,
LCM(24, 26) × GCF(24, 26) = Product of 24, 26
Prime factorization of 24 and 26 is given as, 24 = (2 × 2 × 2 × 3) = 2^{3} × 3^{1} and 26 = (2 × 13) = 2^{1} × 13^{1}
LCM(24, 26) = 312
GCF(24, 26) = 2
LHS = LCM(24, 26) × GCF(24, 26) = 312 × 2 = 624
RHS = Product of 24, 26 = 24 × 26 = 624
⇒ LHS = RHS = 624
Hence, verified.
FAQs on LCM of 24 and 26
What is the LCM of 24 and 26?
The LCM of 24 and 26 is 312. To find the LCM of 24 and 26, we need to find the multiples of 24 and 26 (multiples of 24 = 24, 48, 72, 96 . . . . 312; multiples of 26 = 26, 52, 78, 104 . . . . 312) and choose the smallest multiple that is exactly divisible by 24 and 26, i.e., 312.
How to Find the LCM of 24 and 26 by Prime Factorization?
To find the LCM of 24 and 26 using prime factorization, we will find the prime factors, (24 = 2 × 2 × 2 × 3) and (26 = 2 × 13). LCM of 24 and 26 is the product of prime factors raised to their respective highest exponent among the numbers 24 and 26.
⇒ LCM of 24, 26 = 2^{3} × 3^{1} × 13^{1} = 312.
If the LCM of 26 and 24 is 312, Find its GCF.
LCM(26, 24) × GCF(26, 24) = 26 × 24
Since the LCM of 26 and 24 = 312
⇒ 312 × GCF(26, 24) = 624
Therefore, the GCF (greatest common factor) = 624/312 = 2.
What is the Least Perfect Square Divisible by 24 and 26?
The least number divisible by 24 and 26 = LCM(24, 26)
LCM of 24 and 26 = 2 × 2 × 2 × 3 × 13 [Incomplete pair(s): 2, 3, 13]
⇒ Least perfect square divisible by each 24 and 26 = LCM(24, 26) × 2 × 3 × 13 = 24336 [Square root of 24336 = √24336 = ±156]
Therefore, 24336 is the required number.
What are the Methods to Find LCM of 24 and 26?
The commonly used methods to find the LCM of 24 and 26 are:
 Division Method
 Listing Multiples
 Prime Factorization Method
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