LCM of 48 and 60
LCM of 48 and 60 is the smallest number among all common multiples of 48 and 60. The first few multiples of 48 and 60 are (48, 96, 144, 192, . . . ) and (60, 120, 180, 240, 300, . . . ) respectively. There are 3 commonly used methods to find LCM of 48 and 60  by division method, by prime factorization, and by listing multiples.
1.  LCM of 48 and 60 
2.  List of Methods 
3.  Solved Examples 
4.  FAQs 
What is the LCM of 48 and 60?
Answer: LCM of 48 and 60 is 240.
Explanation:
The LCM of two nonzero integers, x(48) and y(60), is the smallest positive integer m(240) that is divisible by both x(48) and y(60) without any remainder.
Methods to Find LCM of 48 and 60
Let's look at the different methods for finding the LCM of 48 and 60.
 By Listing Multiples
 By Division Method
 By Prime Factorization Method
LCM of 48 and 60 by Listing Multiples
To calculate the LCM of 48 and 60 by listing out the common multiples, we can follow the given below steps:
 Step 1: List a few multiples of 48 (48, 96, 144, 192, . . . ) and 60 (60, 120, 180, 240, 300, . . . . )
 Step 2: The common multiples from the multiples of 48 and 60 are 240, 480, . . .
 Step 3: The smallest common multiple of 48 and 60 is 240.
∴ The least common multiple of 48 and 60 = 240.
LCM of 48 and 60 by Division Method
To calculate the LCM of 48 and 60 by the division method, we will divide the numbers(48, 60) by their prime factors (preferably common). The product of these divisors gives the LCM of 48 and 60.
 Step 1: Find the smallest prime number that is a factor of at least one of the numbers, 48 and 60. Write this prime number(2) on the left of the given numbers(48 and 60), separated as per the ladder arrangement.
 Step 2: If any of the given numbers (48, 60) 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 48 and 60 is the product of all prime numbers on the left, i.e. LCM(48, 60) by division method = 2 × 2 × 2 × 2 × 3 × 5 = 240.
LCM of 48 and 60 by Prime Factorization
Prime factorization of 48 and 60 is (2 × 2 × 2 × 2 × 3) = 2^{4} × 3^{1} and (2 × 2 × 3 × 5) = 2^{2} × 3^{1} × 5^{1} respectively. LCM of 48 and 60 can be obtained by multiplying prime factors raised to their respective highest power, i.e. 2^{4} × 3^{1} × 5^{1} = 240.
Hence, the LCM of 48 and 60 by prime factorization is 240.
☛ Also Check:
 LCM of 100 and 190  1900
 LCM of 48 and 64  192
 LCM of 15 and 24  120
 LCM of 10 and 40  40
 LCM of 25 and 35  175
 LCM of 16, 24 and 36  144
 LCM of 3, 6 and 12  12
LCM of 48 and 60 Examples

Example 1: The GCD and LCM of two numbers are 12 and 240 respectively. If one number is 48, find the other number.
Solution:
Let the other number be m.
∵ GCD × LCM = 48 × m
⇒ m = (GCD × LCM)/48
⇒ m = (12 × 240)/48
⇒ m = 60
Therefore, the other number is 60. 
Example 2: The product of two numbers is 2880. If their GCD is 12, what is their LCM?
Solution:
Given: GCD = 12
product of numbers = 2880
∵ LCM × GCD = product of numbers
⇒ LCM = Product/GCD = 2880/12
Therefore, the LCM is 240.
The probable combination for the given case is LCM(48, 60) = 240. 
Example 3: Verify the relationship between GCF and LCM of 48 and 60.
Solution:
The relation between GCF and LCM of 48 and 60 is given as,
LCM(48, 60) × GCF(48, 60) = Product of 48, 60
Prime factorization of 48 and 60 is given as, 48 = (2 × 2 × 2 × 2 × 3) = 2^{4} × 3^{1} and 60 = (2 × 2 × 3 × 5) = 2^{2} × 3^{1} × 5^{1}
LCM(48, 60) = 240
GCF(48, 60) = 12
LHS = LCM(48, 60) × GCF(48, 60) = 240 × 12 = 2880
RHS = Product of 48, 60 = 48 × 60 = 2880
⇒ LHS = RHS = 2880
Hence, verified.
FAQs on LCM of 48 and 60
What is the LCM of 48 and 60?
The LCM of 48 and 60 is 240. To find the least common multiple (LCM) of 48 and 60, we need to find the multiples of 48 and 60 (multiples of 48 = 48, 96, 144, 192 . . . . 240; multiples of 60 = 60, 120, 180, 240) and choose the smallest multiple that is exactly divisible by 48 and 60, i.e., 240.
If the LCM of 60 and 48 is 240, Find its GCF.
LCM(60, 48) × GCF(60, 48) = 60 × 48
Since the LCM of 60 and 48 = 240
⇒ 240 × GCF(60, 48) = 2880
Therefore, the greatest common factor = 2880/240 = 12.
What is the Least Perfect Square Divisible by 48 and 60?
The least number divisible by 48 and 60 = LCM(48, 60)
LCM of 48 and 60 = 2 × 2 × 2 × 2 × 3 × 5 [Incomplete pair(s): 3, 5]
⇒ Least perfect square divisible by each 48 and 60 = LCM(48, 60) × 3 × 5 = 3600 [Square root of 3600 = √3600 = ±60]
Therefore, 3600 is the required number.
What is the Relation Between GCF and LCM of 48, 60?
The following equation can be used to express the relation between GCF and LCM of 48 and 60, i.e. GCF × LCM = 48 × 60.
Which of the following is the LCM of 48 and 60? 3, 20, 25, 240
The value of LCM of 48, 60 is the smallest common multiple of 48 and 60. The number satisfying the given condition is 240.